30% more carpet waste diverted from landfill in 2012, reports Carpet Recycling UK

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Published by Kathy Wilkinson for Carpet Recycling UK in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Environment, Local Government

Diversion of carpet waste from landfill increased to 21.4% in 2012 – a rise of 30% on the previous year’s 16.5% rate, reports Carpet Recycling UK. The industry body’s success in finding new reuse, recycling and energy recovery outlets for waste carpet and carpet tiles saw 85,000 tonnes of waste carpet avoiding burial last year. CRUK’s target is 25% landfill diversion by 2015. Of the 85,000 tonnes, the recycled and reused portion was 36,000 tonnes, while 49,000 tonnes was s...

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