Greenstream win CRUK Reuse Member of the Year for the fifth time

We are delighted to have won the Reuse Member of the Year award for the fifth time, from CRUK, the not-for-profit membership association working to reduce the amount of carpet waste being sent to landfill.

Held online this year, the annual Carpet Recycling UK Awards For Good Practice awards, which have been running for seven years, recognise the important achievements and contributions by members – both individuals and organisations – who continue to advance the sustainability of their business within the carpet, rug and textile flooring sector, and seek to help use carpet, carpet tile and other textile flooring waste as a resource in the circular economy.

As a founding member, we picked up the Reuse Member of the Year award for the fifth time for demonstrating successful take back and reuse of carpet tiles from construction and refurbishment projects, which delivers the best environmental option for carpet and carpet tiles, as well as important social benefits.

Having links with nine housing associations, we have been instrumental in raising awareness of the need for affordable low-cost flooring. Our mission is to maximise the community benefit from the re-use of flooring and in 2020, we diverted over 50,000m² of carpet tiles from landfill.

Our founder and MD, Ellen Petts said: “We are delighted to receive this national recognition of our work around the reuse of commercial carpet tiles. We hope the acknowledgment of the importance of our business and others in this sector will encourage further action in the circular economy and reuse elsewhere.”

Carpet Recycling UK Manager, Adnan Zeb-Khan said: “We were really motivated by the variety and depth of the entries, up by 20% this year, including one from our Australian member GT Recycling who is developing an interesting outlet for carpet fibre reinforced concrete. As the ‘go-to’ organisation for sustainability issues relating to circular design and end of life waste outlets for textile flooring, we will continue to represent our members’ interests and advance sustainability within the sector.”

More information on the awards can be found here.

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