Dalton, Georgia (PRWEB) December 15, 2011
4 Shaw Industries Group, Inc. manufacturing facilities in California have been recognized by the CalRecycle Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) for the seventh consecutive year. The awards are designed to recognize the leadership of corporations and organizations with highly productive waste-to-landfill reduction initiatives.
?Earning recognition from CalRecycle by way of the WRAP awards for seven straight years is a excellent honor,? said Shaw Vice President of Sustainability Paul Murray. ?It is also a source of motivation for us to continue seeking out new opportunities and channels to further minimize waste at these facilities and all Shaw facilities ? as nicely as to function to improve our existing processes.?
The four California facilities, which support manufacturing for the Shaw Tuftex carpet brand, regularly serve as examples of the company?s commitment to Sustainability by way of Innovation ? the Shaw Green Edge, Murray added. ?From Zero Waste to Landfill status to demonstrating very best practices for water conservation and efficiency, these facilities continue to support us raise the bar on the environmental responsibility of all our operations,? he said.
According to Jim Cusick, director of manufacturing for the Tuftex division, the facilities diverted a combined total of 8.five million pounds of waste from landfill (3.8 million lbs reused and 4.7 million lbs recycled), generating more than $ 1.3 million in landfill, waste reduction and reuse fees in the method. ?Lowering and eliminating waste from our operations is a basic component of the way we function,? Cusick mentioned. ?We are proud to serve as an example of how environmentally responsible practices can assist enhance overall operational and company practices.?
?This year?s WRAP winners are evidence that businesses and organizations of all sizes are achieving significant waste reduction and recycling goals, all although helping defend the environment and preserve our natural resources,? stated CalRecycle director Caroll Mortensen.
CalRecycle (http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov) is the state?s leading authority on recycling, waste reduction and product reuse, playing an crucial role in the stewardship of California?s vast resources, and promoting innovation in technology to encourage economic and environmental sustainability. This year?s WRAP award winners diverted a combined two.3 million tons of material from landfills ? an approximate $ 200 million in expense savings.
About Shaw Industries
Shaw Industries, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a top floor covering provider with far more than $ four billion in annual sales and around 24,000 associates. Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., the company manufactures and distributes carpeting, rugs, hardwood, laminate and ceramic tile for residential and commercial applications worldwide. A recognized leader in environmental stewardship, Shaw has implemented hundreds of sustainability initiatives and cradle-to-cradle style solutions, collectively termed the Shaw Green Edge. For a lot more details, visit http://www.shawgreenedge.com.
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