Happy Earth Day from Texas Carpet Recycling - Free Sample Pick Up and Residential Drop Off This Week

Happy Earth Day from Texas Carpet Recycling – Free Sample Pick Up and Residential Drop Off This Week

Proposed at a UNESCO conference in 1969 by peace activist John McConnell, Earth Day is a celebration of our planet and world peace, a lofty but very worthwhile goal.

The first Earth Day in 1970 brought over 20 million people together in over two thousand colleges, ten thousand primary and secondary schools and hundreds of communities.

In 1990, Earth Day involved over 200 million people in over 140 countries.  Today, over 1 billion people in over 192 countries will be involved in what is now the largest secular holiday in the world.

Corporate Floors and Texas Carpet Recycling celebrate Earth Day this year by offering free, single family homeowner carpet recycling this week for any carpet dropped off at our warehouse, plus they can also win a pregnancy wedge pillow set.

Commercially, we are offering free carpet sample pickup for any architect or design firm so they can use these carpets to decorate any house, along with the best glow decoration you can find at this review online.

Although some of these carpets are used in other circumstances as well, like in garage or an entry to a garden which is perfect for a perfect garden along with other decoration or accessories like a heather from thegardeninghub.com.

We hope that your day is filled with a little more peace than you expect and everyone has some time to appreciate this beautiful world we all borrow from our children.

Texas Recycling Data Initiative Results are In!

Texas Recycling Data Initiative Results are In!

The article below was created by STAR (State of Texas Alliance for Recycling)

About TRDI

The Texas Recycling Data Initiative (TRDI) is a study that quantifies the amount of recycling that occurred in Texas in 2013 and establishes a baseline recycling rate to measure future progress.

The study utilized a voluntary, collaborative, and confidential approach to gather data from hundreds of processors and end users of recyclable material generated in Texas, making it the first of its kind in the state. TRDI is led by a partnership between STAR and the Lone Star Chapter of the Texas Solid Waste Association of North America (TxSWANA), who started working on this groundbreaking effort in 2011. The results from the TRDI report are intended to give Texas policymakers the information they need to examine the economic, environmental, and policy issues of interest to Texas businesses, citizens, and governmental agencies.

Speaking of results… 

So what did the TRDI study find? You can download the report in its entirety using this link, but to give you a quick synopsis, TRDI found that:

  • More than 6 million tons of material from municipal solid waste (MSW) sources was recycled (sold to market as feedstock to create new products) in 2013 (see the breakdown of recyclable material by commodity below)
  • Based on the tons of MSW recycled as measured by the TRDI survey, and state disposal data, the baseline MSW recycling rate calculated by TRDI for 2013 is 18.9 percent
  • TRDI estimates that more than 12,500 Texas jobs are supported by processing materials recovered from the MSW stream to prepare them for use by recycling manufacturers (not including collection, transportation, and manufacturing)
  • TRDI found that nearly 555,000 tons of curbside collected recyclable material was processed in 2013, equating to an annual average of around 500 pounds per household

Outreach and Media Coverage

Since this is new and exciting information for Texas, we’ve been trying to get the word out to as many folks as possible. We celebrated the release of the report with legislators, industry, municipal, and regulatory representatives on February 4th in Austin with a luncheon presentation of the results, followed by a facilitated discussion about future TRDI studies. The discussion identified a few action items and outcomes that will make TRDI stronger in the future, including: a sustainable funding source, an expanded scope of commodities, and more robust correlative information to economic and environmental impacts.

We had a press release go out last week that has been picked up by MSW Management Magazine and Power Engineering Magazine, as well as an article that was run in the Resource Recycling Plastics Update. We were also on Fox 7 Austin talking about the findings (click to watch!), as well as the Shades of Green radio show (click to listen!). Is your local newspaper looking to run a press release on TRDI? If so, let Sara Nichols know and we can help make that happen!

TRDI Results Presentation Webinar

If you missed out on the results presentation and report release on February 4th in Austin, then you’re in luck! Join Maia Corbitt, STAR’s Executive Director, and Scott Pasternak, senior project manager for Burns & McDonnell, on March 2nd at 2 p.m. CT for a webinar that will cover the methodology of how TRDI was conducted and what information the report contains about what recycling is occurring in Texas.

Click here to register for this free webinar, and feel free to share the registration link with friends and colleagues. Help us get the word out that recycling means investing in Texas!

CARE Board meeting hosted at Texas Carpet Recycling

CARE Board meeting hosted at Texas Carpet Recycling

The January 2015 Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) Board meeting was hosted by Texas Carpet Recycling today in advance of the 2015 CARE Entrepreneur meeting which is being held at the Doubletree Hilton DFW Airport on January 28th.  The CARE Board of Directors, made up of various industry professionals and executives meetings quarterly to advance the mission of CARE which is to aid in finding and promoting market based solutions for recycled carpet.  The CARE board also spent a half day Monday in a strategic planning session developing a five year plan as the organization’s responsibilities and oversight have grown to manage funds over $15M.

With over 40 industry professionals attending the entrepreneur meeting this year, the primary topic of interest will be the roll out of the new Voluntary Product Stewardship Program, rolled out by CARE in December, don’t forget to get in your sleeping hours with the backrest pillow for bed before attending. For more information on the meeting you can go here. 

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