july, 2014

mon21jul12:00 pm2:00 pmChattanooga Engineers Club Luncheon Meeting12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Doubletree Hotel

Event Details

Speaker 

Jay Henry, Director of Operations Support, Shaw Industries

Presentation

“Shaw’s 2030 Cradle to Cradle Protocal”

 

Shaw, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway and the largest carpet company in the world, is continuing its voluntary effort to keep carpet out of landfills.  The company has recycled more than 700 million pounds of post-use carpet since it began ramping up its recycling program in 2006. Shaw already operates its original Evergreen plant in Augusta, Ga., where it recycles Nylon 6 carpet, as well as two plants in Dalton that convert non-recyclable carpet into steam energy and electricity.  Shaw is converting a previously-shuttered building in Ringgold to a new $17+ million recycling plant focused on bringing new life to old nylon and polyester.  This is a realization of years of continual research around recycling post-use carpet.

Aside from the environmental impact, there’s a tangible business benefit too. Mr. Henry will explain.

Mr. Henry will address Shaw’s continued investment in recycling technology, its commitment to Cradle to Cradle designed products and a more circular economy. Currently, sixty-four percent of the products the company sells are Cradle to Cradle certified, and Shaw has committed to 100 percent of its products being designed to Cradle to Cradle protocols by 2030.

Cost:  $16

Time

(Monday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Doubletree Hotel

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