Shaw's Eco Solution Q fiber contains 45% recycled content
August 18, 2011
Shaw Industries Group has increased the recycled content in Eco Solution Q, the company’s branded Cradle to Cradle Silver-certified carpet fiber, to 45 percent. Eco Solution Q now contains a total of 20 percent pre-consumer recycled content and 25 percent post-consumer recycled content, recovered through Shaw’s Evergreen Nylon 6 Recycling facility in Augusta, Ga.
“Combined with EcoWorx [carpet backing], the increased recycled content in Eco Solution Q means a typical 18 oz. carpet tile will now contain an average of 44 percent total recycled content,” said Paul Murray, Shaw vp sustainability. “Because our EcoWorx products with Eco Solution Q are backed by a global environmental guarantee, we’re also committed to reclaiming and recycling the product back into new carpet at the end of its useful life, at no cost to our customers.”
Shaw offers 775 running line products made with Eco Solution Q through the Shaw Contract Group, Patcraft, Shaw Hospitality Group and Philadelphia Queen Commercial brands.