Shaw's new manufacturing equipment is also designed to increase capacity and decrease energy consumption, while additional recycling capacity is being added to its factories. That’s great news for working toward a healthier environment—both indoors and out—since PVC can off-gas harmful chemicals and lasts virtually forever in landfills when it hits the end of its lifecycle.
Furthermore, to encourage recycling and ensure that precious materials return to the facility where they can be reused, Shaw offers an environmental guarantee on its EcoWorx products. The company will physically retrieve floorcoverings featuring EcoWorx at the end of their life cycles free of charge. The benefit to the customer—not having to deal with the disposal of the floorcovering—is also a boon to the manufacturer— as large volumes of post-consumer tile flow back, Shaw gains raw materials for making new products. Considering that the Dalton, Georgia-headquartered company manufactures more than 600 million square yards of floorcovering annually, it’s also a boon to the environment. Via Interior Design ::Shaw [by MO]