Innovate Recycle are building the UK’s first true carpet recycling facility at the Chelveston Renewable Energy Innovation Park in Northamptonshire; providing a solution that reduces and removes material from landfill or incineration and reclaims for re-use component materials from post-consumer and industrial carpet waste; in particular polypropylene and calcium carbonate for re-use in a wide range of industry applications.
Innovate Recycle’s new £5m facility enabled by a committed group of private sector investors and the UK government’s Getting Building Fund, from the South-East Midlands LEP will create the UK’s first, at volume facility for post-consumer and industrial carpet deconstruction and resource recapture. Enabling the company to play an important part in helping the UK move to a circular economy and achieve the government’s 2050 net carbon zero target.
We’ll take end of life waste carpet, deconstruct it and recapture polypropylene and calcium carbonate for re-use in a wide range of industry applications. We’re finalising agreements with local authorities to take carpet waste previously destined for shredding, burning and landfill and, if you’re local authority is looking for a new solution, we’d be delighted to talk to you.
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Our process avoids any suggestion of green washing and incorporates machinery and technology developed and refined in the United States and Europe to fully recycle polypropylene and, as we grow our business, other types of carpet.
Our first process line, at full capacity, will process up to 20,000 tonnes of carpet waste per annum. We will install additional process lines around the UK, creating a sustainable solution for councils, businesses and the carpet industry, ensuring that the valuable resources available within waste carpet are not lost to incineration, export or sent to landfill – and making an important new contribution to the UK’s emerging circular economy.
Innovate Recycle are transforming the way in which the UK utilises post-consumer and industrial carpet waste.
As part of the green revolution, Innovate Recycle are at the forefront of a bespoke recycling technology that enables deconstruction of end of life carpets, recapturing the component materials, in particular polypropylene plastic, that can be utilised across a wide range of industries and applications.
Our new UK manufacturing site in Northamptonshire will support our circular economy business strategy, using sustainable energy resources and enabling a much needed change for the UK carpet industry.
Joseph Eccleston CEO of Innovate Recycle explains:
“We will work closely with the carpet industry to increase the environmental performance of carpet manufacturing. Innovate Recycle are at the forefront of new technology in the UK and our processes enable deconstruction and resource recapture from end-of-life carpets, this enables the reuse of these valuable resources, in particular polypropylene”.
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