Tandus Flooring Surpasses
215 Million Pounds Recycled
Tandus Flooring’s carpet reclamation and recycling service has eclipsed the 215 million pound milepost. Established in 1994, the company’s FLOOR program reclaims millions of square feet of used carpet and flooring on an annual basis and recycles the waste material at Tandus Flooring’s Environmental Center – the first reclamation and recycling facility in the world to earn third-party certification.
FLOOR, like all Tandus Flooring environmental programs, is part of the company’s Infinity Initiative. The Infinity Initiative was created to develop and implement innovative solutions for the most critical environmental challenges facing our industry. These efforts began with the development and launch of the industry’s first closed-loop recycling program for flooring in 1994. Since then we have recycled more than 215 million pounds of flooring and waste into our ER3 backing for modular and cushion for Powerbond®, which consist of 100% and 98% recycled content respectively. With every square yard of ER3® Modular created, 4.3 pounds of waste is diverted from landfills.
To date, Tandus Flooring has produced a total of 567 million square feet of flooring containing recycled content including 477 million square feet of flooring made with recycled carpet. On average, 75% of the post-consumer carpet the company recycles is that of our competitors-Tandus Flooring recycles for the industry.