Shaw Industries was the Winner of this year's EPA/CARE Innovations in Recycling award. The honor is in recognition of Shaw's Evergreen plant in Augusta, Ga., which has recycled more than 220 million pounds of post-consumer nylon 6 carpet and more than 36 million pounds of post-consumer carpet filler since the plant opened two years ago.

Pictured left to right are: Shaw's Steven Jones, West Regional recycling manager; Bea Brahmbhatt, materials reclamation specialist; Joe Bill Faith, East Regional recycling manager; Rick Ramirez, vp sustainability; Russ DeLozier, materials recycling manager; and John Conyers, director of staff operations. Also pictured are Frank Hurd, vp Carpet & Rug Institute; and John Cross of the EPA.