The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) said it supports Shaw Industries' investment in GeoHay, a company that produces erosion control and storm water management products made of 100 percent recycled carpet. CARE Executive Director Georgina Sikorski applauded the carpet manufacturer's investment, calling it "an important step in ensuring continued diversion of post-consumer carpet from the nation's landfills."
new territory for Shaw,” said Vance Bell, Shaw ceo. “But with more than 3.5
billion pounds of post-consumer carpet ending up in landfills every year, we
know we must look beyond the traditional flooring industry for additional
investment in GeoHay diversifies the company's portfolio of uses for
post-consumer and post-industrial carpet fiber. Shaw gathers more than 100
million pounds of post-consumer carpet per year from its national collection
post-consumer carpet reclamation program and its commitment to sustainability
through innovation makes them an ideal investment partner as we look to the
future and our need to support a continued rapid growth rate,” noted Dan
Hargett, GeoHay's ceo.
GeoHay was installed at a construction site along the Foothills Parkway in the
Great Smoky Mountains National Park; along Walton County, Fla., beaches during
the Gulf Oil spill; and as part of a habitat-reclamation project for the
endangered Cold Water Darter fish on North Georgia's Conasauga River,
among other projects.
growth and usage of GeoHay will help CARE achieve its mission of reducing
post-consumer carpet going into the landfill, increasing recycling and finding
market-based solutions for the use of post-consumer carpet,” Sikorski added.
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