Cherry Carpet promotes sustainable business practices throughout its organization by taking a holistic approach to the environment and our goal of sustainability. Our membership in the ReSource Commercial Flooring Network gives us access to the Ecollect™ program, which helps everyone involved with a flooring project achieve a more sustainable solution.
Methods to reduce and eliminate waste and other non-value added processes that impact our environment are considered throughout all projects. First, by selecting manufacturers who create sustainable products and mandate environmentally responsible manufacturing practices. Second, partnering with key manufacturers allows us the ability to offer the widest range of environmentally responsible products.
When selecting products for a project, in addition to recycled content, we consider manufacturers that use innovative energy practices and processes that reduce or recycle manufacturing waste material.
Reduce premature replacement of your flooring products. By properly specifying and then maintaining your flooring you not only extend the life of your investment, but reduce the need for premature replacement and the consumption of raw materials to produce new products.
Computer estimating allows us to automate the estimation process improving accuracy and turnaround time, while minimizing material waste and added cost before the order is ever placed. Floor plans are transmitted electronically, thus eliminating paper plans and emissions generated while transporting project plans to and from customer facilities.
Once a product is selected, through the use of computerized estimating, project management and installation, projects can be managed, thereby reducing waste.
Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is a joint industry-government effort to increase the amount of recycling and reuse of post-consumer carpet and reduce the amount of waste carpet going to landfills. CARE's Dealer Membership Program is designed for residential and commercial carpet dealers across the US.
Through our CARE membership, we support the CARE mission to increase carpet recycling, and develop products made from post consumer carpet.
For more information, please visit http://www.carpetrecovery.org