Shaw's Eco Solution Q fiber contains 45% recycled contentShaw 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.
Johnsonite's Harmonium xf earns two green certificationsJohnsonite, Tarkett’s commercial arm, has received two environmental certifications for its Harmonium xf Linoleum flooring, including a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred program Biobased Product Label and a Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Silver tier certification.
The BioPreferred program recognizes flooring products that contain a minimum of 75 percent bio-based content. C2C, developed by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), assesses the total impact of a product on human health and the environment as well as the capacity for the product to be recycled or safely composted. “These certifications are just the first of many benchmarks in Tarkett’s commitment to the Cradle to Cradle ideal,” said Michel Giannuzzi, Tarkett president. “What was once a focus on product lifecycle is now about making the products endlessly useful, providing a balance in the ecosystem, and with our new strategies, an economic and social balance as well.”
Bona US, Home Legend receive Children & Schools certificationsBona US and Home Legend have both earned Greenguard Children & Schools certification. Bona US received certification for its Bona Traffic HD, a two-component, commercial waterborne finish. Home Legend earned the certification for its laminate, hardwood, bamboo and cork flooring.
Texan Floor Service joins Mannington vct programTexan Floor Service and Mannington Commercial are partnering to expand the manufacturer’s VCT n2 VCT recycling program, which reclaims large quantities of vct and recycles it into new flooring products. Renovation sites in the southeastern United States looking to remove vct can contact Texan Floor Service to determine if their project qualifies for the recycling program, at www.texanfloor.com.
“As we have become more efficient and continue to push product development into new and sustainable frontiers, we are increasing our ability to incorporate recycled content. So we are always looking for the right partners to expand our reclamation program and help us close the materials loop,” said Zack Zehner, Mannington’s vp – commercial hard surface.
“Mannington is pushing the envelope of reclamation in flooring. We applaud their efforts to step up and make a difference in recycling VCT, and we’re glad to be a part of it,” added Jeff K. Hill, Texan Floor Service founder.