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Business Transformation and the Circular Economy: INTERFACE


May 2017 | Case Studies

Modular carpet maker Interface’s first foray into circular economy initiatives came in the late 90s with the introduction of recycled material into the company’s carpet backing. While the initial version of this process was heavy in chemical and water usage, the process evolved in the early 2000s primarily through the use of others’ waste material. In 2005, the company made a key investment in technology that enabled it to grind production scrap and use its own recovered materials in new products. This new process, branded as ReEntry®, was the result of innovations in technologies and a new approach to business.



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