The Fuse Alliance announced that its members diverted more than 8 million pounds of carpet waste from landfills in 2011, bringing the group’s total to nearly 24 million pounds of carpet waste diverted from landfills since the organization began reporting its efforts in 2008.

Through the Fuse Alliance initiative, Ecollect, members promote sustainable business practices throughout their locations taking a holistic approach to the environment and sustainability. Methods to reduce and eliminate waste and other non-value added processes that impact the environment are considered throughout all projects, according to the company.

Fuse Alliance Members seek the best options for diverting carpet waste from landfills including recycling, reuse, donation and waste to energy, the company noted. For more information about Fuse Alliance,