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Carpets Inter creates modular carpet tha sustainability for our planet. By recycling ourselves as more than just a manufactur position in our industry as a good global economic impact around the world wher

With more than 5 Trillion pieces of plastic floating in our Oceans, each year an estimated 1,250,000 tons continues to enter via polluted river systems.

To date, Carpets Inter have recycled over 787 million discarded PET bottles into our unique EcoSoft cushion back modular carpet tile, reducing the impact of plastic pollution on our Planet.

Gone in a second in 450 years.


at delivers beauty and efficiency for our customers while providing g over one billion plastic bottles in creating our products, we see rer, but a protector of our planet’s well-being. We take a leadership l citizen, dedicated to making a positive environmental, social, and rever our carpet is put to use.

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“It cannot be right to manufacture billions of objects that are used for a matter of minutes, and then are with us for centuries.”– Roz Savage, who holds four Guinness World Records for ocean rowing,

SHOWING DEVOTION TO THE OCEAN

Take Back Program


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With zero waste to landfill since 2009, we continue to re energy generation for powering our facility. In addition for At CI we mitigate CO2 at source, rather than solely

Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, there is no su means you should actively participate in an Emission Red Carbon Sequestration. At Carpets Inter we donate 100% more organic material per acre within our soil, the earth w draw down per year fr ITS JUST GOOD


PLANET AT SOURCE

CAPTURE

THIS MISSION

epurpose Manufacturing & Take Back waste into clean cementitious products into Green Building Infrastructure. y purchasing credits to offset our carbon footprint.

uch thing as a Carbon offset project. Taking responsibility duction or a Climate Change Mitigation project, such as % of effluent sediment to Organic fertilizer. For every +1% will naturally sequester an additional 10 Tons of Carbon rom the atmosphere. STEWARDSHIP!


BIO SEQUESTRATION

A KEY SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE The best way to combat the impact of CO² on Earth is to support the Planets natural process to draw-down harmful greenhouse gasses. This is achieved via photosynthesis that will sequester Carbon back into the ground via agricultural crops and micro-organisms to regenerate healthy soil. We achieve zero waste to landfill and are completely self-sustainable in water supply & treatment. We repurpose and donate 100% of waste water treatment sediment to Organic fertilizer.

TAKING ACTION!

ORGANIC WASTE

SEDIMENT

COMPOSTING

PACKAGING

Industrial Farming’s use of harmful pesticides causes desertification, which can lead to: • Political conflict • Catastrophic flooding from rain-fall run-off • Mass migration and poverty. By 2050, it’s estimated 1 billion people will become ecological refugees as a result of Agricultural land desertification.

ORGANIC FERTILIZER A CURE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTHY SOIL A STOREHOUSE FOR CARBON!

Since 2014, we have contributed to produce 15.5 Mil. Kg of Organic fertilizer to farming 5,250 acres of Thailand’s Cropland each year. • 1% more Organic material per acre in our soil = 10 Tons more Carbon draw down per year. • Soil based microorganisms naturally sequester carbon into the soil • Healthier soil means healthier plants, healthier plants mean healthier food, healthier food means healthier humans. • Carbon in our soil acts as a natural water-filter: it captures unwanted heavy metals and toxins from harming our drinking water. • Organic farming naturally sequesters CO² from the atmosphere, reducing global warming and desertification.

ORGANIC FARMING


Sugarcane Farm

At CI we practice prevention at source, rather than solely purchasing Carbon Credits to offset our Carbon footprint. Reusing waste PET bottles, repurposing Organic waste to Agriculture and planting thousands of trees in the community each year... ITS JUST GOOD STEWARDSHIP!

Pineapple Farm

Cassava Farm


RECYCLE WASTE

A KEY SOLUTION TO ACHIEVE ZERO LANDFILL Since 2014 as part of Carpets Inters cradle to grave mission, we have achieved Zero Waste going into landfill within Thailand. This is achieved by recycling all manufacturing ‘off-cut’ waste, uplifting our client’s existing ‘end of life’ floorcovering regardless of origin, and ensuring to collect and ‘Take-Back’ all installation ‘off-cut’ after installing new product. All refuse is then donated to be recycled as alternative refuse derived fuel (RDF) by leading Thai Cement manufacturers.

Domestic Manufacturing & Installation Offcut and 'End of Life' uplifted Floorcovering All customers, contractors and recyclers are encouraged to dispose of used carpet waste in an environmental friendly way, such that landfill is avoided or minimized.

Waste Preprocessing

All waste RDF to cement kiln has the physical and chemical properties analyzed to ensure no adverse effect on health, safety and the environment.

Final Treatment by Co-processing in cement kiln

Cement Powder Contains Bio-Fuel Ash

The high production capacity of cement kilns are capable of utilising large volumes of non-harmful industrial refuse derived Bio-Fuel.

The key success factor of the Zero Emission is to establish a process where the waste generated by one industry is recycled by other industries.

Sustainable Construction Protecting Thailand Environment Clean energy source reduces the Carbon footprint. We support Cement for Green Buildings and Sustainable infrastructure projects across Thailand.


Our affiliation contributes towards building Thailand’s municipal infrastructure, such as the Bangkok Sky Train, ensuring we indirectly contribute to clean transport by considerably reducing the number of private vehicles on Thailand’s congested roads and subsequent CO² emissions polluting our environment. 583,870 Kg

745,730 Kg

724,115 Kg

655,335 Kg

2014

2015

2016

2017

315,420 Kg

2018

449,120 Kg

310,510 Kg

258,150 kg

2019

2020

2021

Zero Waste to Landfill since 2014

REDUCING CO₂ EMISSION At CI we practice prevention at source, rather than solely purchasing Carbon Credits to offset our Carbon footprint. Reusing waste PET bottles, recycling waste for RDF, repurposing Organic waste to Agriculture and planting thousands of trees in the community each year... ITS JUST GOOD STEWARDSHIP!


RECYCLE WASTE

A KEY SOLUTION TO CLEAN ENERGY Over 90% of Energy consumed to manufacture EcoSoft® is derived from positive clean Energy sources! Global Energy demand for Electric Power is projected to rise considerably in the future. Diminishing fossil fuels predominantly used for producing power continue to pollute the environment with harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Purchasing carbon credits to offset this pollution is not only reactive but also expensive, therefore Power Plants are being governed to seek alternative fuel sources, such as bio-fuel or refuse derived fuel (RDF) from municipal solid waste. Since 2014 as part of Carpets Inters cradle to grave mission, we have donated all manufacturing ‘off-cut’ waste to be used as RDF by local Thailand Power Plants to generate positive clean energy. Manufacturing Off-Cut & Waste

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Clean Electricity

Carpet Scrap (kg) Power Generation (kWh)

Classifying

Furnace Incineration

RDF

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2018

2019

2020

2021

127,540

460,090

435,550

286,750

242,400

125,398

452,366

428,190

281,936

238,331


CLEAN ENERGY

TCM Flooring Thailand – 200,000 m2 Facility Harvesting Natural Energy with Solar Panels

EcoSoft® Over 90% Clean Energy Consumption

Natural Gas 7.2%

Hydro Power 2.5%

Wind

Biomass 1.9%

Clean energy is energy that comes from renewable, zero emission sources that do not pollute the atmosphere when used, as well as energy saved by energy efficiency measures. Clean energy is 100% pollution-free.

81.8%

At CI we practice prevention at source, rather than solely purchasing Carbon Credits to offset our Carbon footprint. Reusing waste PET bottles, recycling waste for RDF, repurposing Organic waste to Agriculture and planting thousands of trees in the community each year... ITS JUST GOOD STEWARDSHIP!





BREATHE a little easier....

DECLARE for Well Building Certification

Our Solu�on Dye Nylon EcoSo�® PET Felt Cushion modular carpet �le has received the highest award of ‘LBC RED LIST FREE’ under the Interna�onal Living Future Ins�tute (ILFI) Declare Label Award program. This achievement further demonstrates Carpets Inter’s commitment to material transparency to provide hygienic and healthy occupied spaces. h�ps://declare.living-future.org/products/nylon-ecoso�


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