Shaw Industries announced that the LVT and SPC products manufactured at the resilient Shaw Plant RP in Ringgold, Georgia, are now recyclable through the company's Re[Turn] Reclamation Program. Shaw also promises to pick up Shaw-manufactured resilient for recycling at the end of its first life on the floor at no cost to the customer (with a 5,000 square foot minimum).
Products manufactured at Plant RP now include a back-stamp with the 800.509.SHAW (7429) phone number. At the end of the products’ life on the floor, individuals may call the number to initiate the reclamation process. Projects can also be initiated via a form at ShawRecycles.com, which also houses information on the company's Environmental Guarantee, staging guidelines, and frequently asked questions.
Since 2006, Shaw has recycled almost one billion pounds of carpet through its reclamation program. The addition of Shaw-manufactured resilient expands upon the company's efforts to divert material from the landfill, providing an avenue for more pounds of flooring to be recycled. Shaw-manufactured resilient joins EcoWorx and ReWorx in the company’s environmental guarantee.
“We aim to make it easy to get our Shaw-manufactured resilient products back to our facility for recycling when flooring is ready to be replaced," said Kellie Ballew, vice president of global sustainability and innovation at Shaw. "Once contacted through the phone number or our website, our reclamation team will coordinate the pick-up of material at the end of its first life on the floor to be brought back to our facility, broken down, and made into the next generation of flooring solutions.”
To learn more, visit shawrecycyles.com.
Read more about Shaw's reclamation program on Floor Trends here.