Circularity

Closing the Loop: Shaw Uses Circular Design for its Sustainable Floors

Healthy Homes Start Here Shaw Industries designs flooring products and solutions to help you make better choices for your home. With its family of residential and commercial brands, Shaw offers a wide range of carpet, carpet tile, hardwood, luxury vinyl, laminate, tile and stone flooring products that are beautiful, durable, easy-to-clean and align with healthy …
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Carbon Emissions

Our Commitment to Composting and Sustainability

In Puget Sound, Washington, associates are turning trash into something customers can use. Flowers, soil, and other retired organic items are being composted instead of thrown away.  For over a decade, more than 20 stores have been partnering with local environmental solutions company Cedar Grove to dispose of their organic waste. Cedar Grove turns these materials into compost that’s sold in local Home Depot stores.  “Prior to our partnership with Cedar Grove, compostable …
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Carbon Emissions

ENERGY STAR Day is October 26th

Save Today. Save Tomorrow. Save for Good. The Home Depot estimates that our customers’ purchases of ENERGY STAR® products helped reduce annual electricity use by 7.5 billion kilowatt-hours in 2020. To understand just how big an impact that is, consider that it amounts to a savings of over $1 billion on energy costs and lowering …
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Carbon Emissions

Engineered Floors is Changing the Carpet Industry with PureColor® Technology

Engineered Floors is one of the manufacturers behind the Home Decorators Collection of indoor carpets for The Home Depot. Their PureColor® carpets are made with solution-dyed polyester fibers. If you’ve seen the term “SD Polyester” while shopping for carpet, you’ve probably seen an Engineered Floors’ product. While the name sounds simple, this carpet material represents …
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Carbon Emissions

Mohawk’s Petproof Carpet Fights Stains with Reduced Carbon Emissions

In the realm of sustainability, the positive and negative impacts of our actions are measured in handprints and footprints. While a footprint measures one’s environmental impact, a handprint represents the many ways one benefits the environment. Mohawk believes in actively pursuing handprints in addition to minimizing their footprint, which is why they prioritize manufacturing products …
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Responsible Chemistry

HMTX and Lifeproof: Leading the Way to a Cleaner Vinyl Flooring Industry

Vinyl flooring is known for its great looks, easy maintenance and durability. In recent years the popularity of LVT has exploded, making it the go-to choice for flooring. The Home Depot’s brand of Lifeproof vinyl flooring is manufactured in partnership with HMTX Industries. As a global supplier of LVT, HMTX manufacturers vinyl products for a …
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Circularity

Transforming Waste Into New Possibilities With Nike Grind

The Nike Grind program is part of Nike’s Move to Zero journey toward a zero carbon, zero waste future. Nike’s vision is a circular future in which the very concept of waste doesn’t exist. Nike begins by designing waste out of its products and optimizing manufacturing processes. These key design and process shifts are critical …
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Carbon Emissions

Rule Your Attic to Save Energy and Stay Comfortable

According to the energy experts at ENERGY STAR, 9 out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under-insulated. Sealing and insulating your home is a simple and cost-effective way to save money, improve your comfort and reduce your carbon footprint. Thankfully, it’s easy to check insulation levels and determine if your home is one of …
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