Lancaster, PA, June 19, 2014 -- Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership’s Reclamation Program, in conjunction with Carpet America Recovery Effort, said it is nearing its goal of recycling 50 million pounds of reclaimed commercial carpet by 2015.
The current total stands at 45,117,647 pounds, an increase of nearly 500,000 pounds since the last official update in March.
At current rates, the goal of 50 million pounds by 2015 is well within reach. Beyond the 45 million pounds of recycled carpet, the program has also saved:
• 222,672 cubic yards of landfill and 137,527,525 gallons of water;
• 450,909,919,800 BTUs of electric, enough to power 2,507 U.S. homes for one year;
• 315,276,216 pounds of CO2 equivalent from contributing to global warming.