Recycling For a Greener Future is our Goal at Empire Today
In addition to offering products that are better for the environment, Empire Today® is also dedicated to environmentally responsible practices. At Empire®, we continually strive to make a positive impact on the communities we live in and service each and every day. In 2011, Empire Today took a huge step towards minimizing the environmental impact of day-to-day operations by participating in the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and initiating a recycling program. Through a partnership with CLEAR – Carpet Landfill Elimination And Recycling, Empire’s new initiative mandates that absolutely 100% of the carpet and padding removed by our residential, small business and commercial installers that is recyclable will be recycled. Empire’s goal is to become a leading recycler of retail floor covering in the United States, saving millions of pounds of carpet and padding from landfills by moving them to recycling facilities.
For every 10 million pounds of carpet and padding that Empire is able to recycle, an amazing 50,000 cubic yards of landfill space will be saved*. That is the equivalent of more than:
• 79,564,014 pounds of CO2 emissions avoided*
• 83,929 barrels of oil saved – reducing dependence on foreign resources*
• 1,594,653 million gallons of gas saved*
• 7,812 cars off road*
• 925,373 trees planted*
Empire Today has already recycled over 8 million pounds of material*…and we are just getting started! We are truly committed to this program and have set a dedicated goal of recycling 18 million pounds of material by the end of 2012.
At Empire Today, we know you want a beautiful home – but not at the expense of our home planet. We’re committed to providing you with quality products that are harvested, manufactured and recycled in the most up-to-date and earth-friendly ways. Learn more about Empire Today and our products at our website. Find other ways to incorporate more green furnishings into your home at:
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*Information provided by CLEAR using standards established by CARE, for more information visit www.carpetrecovery.org.
** Based on Empire Today’s waste tonnage reporting for all participating Empire service areas as of 10/31/2011.