Carpet recycling

Cavalier Bremworth actively supports the use of waste exchange and recycling programmes for used residential carpet.

In 2012 the company launched its world-first Flashbac wool carpet recycling scheme, using waste wool carpet to produce flooring products such as a premium felted underlay.  This has led to tonnes of waste carpet being diverted away from landfills.

Flashbac container

For commercial carpets, the company operates a Product Stewardship Scheme, ensuring that wool broadloom carpet uplifted from clients is not incinerated or sent to landfill, but is used productively as a recycled product.

In New Zealand, the company offers an 'end-of-life' take-back for Cavalier Bremworth carpet bought for commercial projects but additionally will take back wool carpet where the company has won the job to replace the flooring (and the uplfited flooring is a recyclable 100% wool product). Carpet returned to Cavalier Bremworth is recycled into weed-matting at the end of its life and we give a complete assurance that returned carpet is never sent to landfill or incinerated.

Cavalier Bremworth has gifted more than 30,000 weed mats made from uplifted carpet to schools and councils for revegetation, landscape and garden projects. It provides excellent soil nutrients and trials have demonstrated great results in promoting plant growth.