Milliken Increases Total Recycled Content Across Standard Modular Carpet Collections

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — November 19, 2015 — Today, Milliken is proud to announce the integration of an average of 8 to 10 percent additional recycled content in all standard modular carpets in the Americas. This raises the range of total recycled content in U.S.-manufactured floor coverings to between 28 percent and 58 percent.
Notably, the recycled content is “clean” — eliminating eco-toxicity concerns and ensuring that the material has not been contaminated during previous manufacturing or exposed to potentially hazardous or toxic materials. Locally sourced from Sylacauga, Ala., the recycled content is third-party certified by UL.    
“The increase in recycled content across our standard floor covering collections represents the next step in our sustainability journey,” noted Philip Ivey, global sustainability leader for the Milliken floor covering division. “We’re dedicated to continuously improving the sustainability of our products from a holistic perspective — including the manufacturing process, material components, longevity and end-of-life management. We’re doing this without compromising the integrity of our products.”
This update to Milliken’s product portfolio is in line with the industry’s movement toward products that utilize more recycled materials. It also extends Milliken’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, supporting the company’s holistic approach to sustainability, both for the environment and for the well-being of end users.
Increasing recycled content across all modular carpets produced in North America is the first of several updates to Milliken’s sustainability program following the October release of the Milliken Floor Covering Division Global Sustainability Report.

Posted November 24, 2015

Source: Milliken & Company