Milliken has integrated an average of 8% to 10% additional recycled content in all standard modular carpets in the Americas, according to the company.
This raises the range of total recycled content in U.S. manufactured floor coverings to between 28% and 58%.
According to the company, the recycled content is clean—eliminating eco-toxicity concerns and ensuring that the material has not been contaminated during previous manufacturing or exposed to potentially hazardous or toxic materials. Locally sourced from Sylacauga, Ala., the recycled content is third-party certified by UL.
“The increase in recycled content across our standard floor covering collections represents the next step in our sustainability journey,” said Philip Ivey, global sustainability leader for the Milliken floor covering division. “We’re dedicated to continuously improving the sustainability of our products from a holistic perspective—including the manufacturing process, material components, longevity and end-of-life management. We’re doing this without compromising the integrity of our products.”
This update to Milliken’s product portfolio is in line with the industry’s movement toward products that utilize more recycled materials, according to Ivey. It also extends Milliken’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, supporting the company’s holistic approach to sustainability.
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