The annual conference of Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) is set to take place from June 21-22 at the prestigious voco® St. John’s Solihull. The event will bring together industry professionals and experts to discuss the latest developments in legislation and government policies that influence circular initiatives in the carpet and textile flooring sector.
CRUK, a leading organization dedicated to reducing and recycling textile flooring waste, aims to facilitate sustainable practices within the sector through its membership and international outreach efforts. The conference will provide a platform for stakeholders to share knowledge and collaborate on finding innovative solutions to tackle waste management challenges.
Distinguished keynote speakers at the conference will include Bob Peoples from Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and Hans-Peter Breuer from GUT-Prodis. Both speakers will offer updates on sector developments in the European Union (EU) and highlight the importance of Product Passport initiatives. These initiatives promote transparency and sustainability by providing detailed information about the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycle.
A diverse range of topics will be explored during the conference, with a particular emphasis on UK waste policy and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs. EPR programs hold producers accountable for the entire life cycle of their products, including their end-of-life management. Additionally, discussions will center around how these initiatives relate to carbon calculation and achieving net-zero targets, as the industry seeks to align with global sustainability objectives.
The conference will also provide ample networking opportunities for decision-makers from across the supply chain, enabling fruitful collaborations and fostering the exchange of ideas. Participants will have the chance to engage with industry leaders, government representatives, and sustainability experts, facilitating the establishment of strategic partnerships and the sharing of best practices.
One of the highlights of the event will be the CRUK member awards, which aim to recognize and celebrate companies and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to sustainability in the carpet and textile flooring sector. These awards acknowledge the efforts made by industry players to reduce waste, promote recycling, and contribute to a more circular economy.
The conference program promises to be engaging and informative, featuring expert speakers who will delve into the legislative and policy implications for the carpet and textile flooring sector. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into the current state of the industry and the future direction it is heading, with an emphasis on promoting environmental stewardship and sustainable practices.
Carpet Recycling UK’s annual conference serves as a vital platform for fostering collaboration, driving innovation, and accelerating the transition towards a more sustainable and circular carpet and textile flooring sector. With a focus on legislative and government policies, the event aims to empower industry stakeholders and contribute to the industry’s journey towards a greener and more sustainable future.