Upon completion, participant will be able to describe the complexities around resource recovery and how product design contributes to product take back.
Upon completion, participant will be able to identify and use tools to make proactive decisions during green building product design and selection.
Upon completion, participant will be able to understand the impact specifying and manufacturing have on global supply chains and how a social impact evaluation benefits all.
Upon completion, participant will be able to describe how to transition from a linear to a circular economy in the built environment
CE HOUR(S): 1
GBCI, AIA LU HSW
This session explains the reuse of materials during recycling. Only 15% of plastic water bottles are recycled and they can’t be used to make high quality products. There is such a thing as plastic aluminum. A plastic that can be recycled into a plastic resource material that can be use to produce “new” plastic. Just like aluminum.
I asked in the chat, “Does Targett make a carpet that is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable?”
Sarah Enaharo replied – “Desso ecobase.”
From the site, “EcoBase is our 100% recyclable Cradle to Cradle Gold-certifiedTM carpets tile backing. Made with entirely positively defined1 ingredients, it has achieved Cradle to Cradle® Platinum level for material health, helping to create a healthier, flourishing work space, as health and safety moves up the workplace agenda. In Europe, wellbeing is now the biggest priority for office-based organisations2.
Following a unique collaboration with Dutch drinking water companies to upcycle chalk, EcoBase now contains 80% positively defined chalk, which is itself derived from 100% defined recycled materials.
Lloyd’s Register assured the EcoBase backing as 100% recyclable and the chalk as 100% pre-consumer recycled material.
As part of a sustainable, people-friendly flooring solution, EcoBase can contribute to both promoting workplace productivity and satisfaction, and achieving sustainable building standards including BREEAM, LEED and WELL
Available for the entire carpet tile range, every material used to make EcoBase can be safely recycled at our own recycling facility with no loss of quality, generating fewer carbon emissions than creating new carpet from scratch.
Ultimately, switching to EcoBase enables Tarkett and our customers to ‘close the loop’ and contribute to the circular economy.”
Wow! That’s a product of the future!
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