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Net-Works. Turning Waste Nets Into Yarn

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At Interface, recycling isn’t exactly news. For 18 years, we have deepened our pledge to close the loop and use only recycled or bio-based materials in our products. This includes challenging suppliers to find ways of recycling fibers from our own products and those of our competitors to bring the polymers back into new products making beauty from waste.

The use of 100% recycled content type 6 nylon yarn in many of our products is bringing us another step closer towards our Mission Zero goal: to eliminate any negative impact Interface may have on the environment by 2020.

One initiative you may be interested in is Net-Works as covered here in this Guardian article, where we collect fishing nets in the Philippines and convert them into nylon yarn for our carpet products, supporting the local community at the same time.

Over the coming weeks I will post details of products, processes and impacts the initiative is having.

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1 comment

  1. June 26, 2013
    Hugo Skoppek said...

    Look forward to it. I am curious to learn about the scope of the project. This is the second time I hear about fish-net recycling and I was not aware that these are an abundant resource.

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