The international environmental conference COP26 enabled a company from the Valley to present one of its flagship projects.
Interfloor, which manufactures carpet underlayments and flooring accessories, said it has supplied 286 rolls of its “first fully sustainable and ethically produced underlayment,” for the conference venue.
And the company has committed not only to supplying the carpet underlay, but to recycling when world leaders leave Glasgow next week.
The underlayment will be returned to the Broadway, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancashire site where it will be regranulated and processed into new renu rolls.
CEO John Cooper said: “We are all rightly concerned with the way we treat our planet, and we are proud to provide COP26 with a product that not only meets the values of the conference, but also our own. ideals. We were delighted that he was recognized by COP26 in the fight for this full circle of “no waste”.
Part of the Tredaire family from Interfloor, renu is made from 98% recycled materials, using ethically sourced and truly recycled materials, which means the waste is not landfilled, and is itself 100% recyclable.
The main body of the “changeable” underlay is made of foam recovered from recycled upholstery fabrics. The backing is made from 100 pieces of recycled, unbleached paper, and water-based inks are used for printing.
In a statement, the company added, “The film used on renu is made from an ethically produced, bio-based carbon negative film from sugar cane.
“Sugarcane actively captures CO2 from the atmosphere, while also releasing oxygen – which makes this material not only green, but proactive. 100pc recycled plastic is also used for packaging, striving for at all times to use the most environmentally friendly options possible.
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