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

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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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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Stanley Black+Decker Sustainable Packaging

Circularity

A World With Less Plastic Pollution is Possible

Stanley Black & Decker and its well-known brands, including DEWALT, STANLEY, and BLACK+DECKER, have a goal to advance sustainable packaging by utilizing 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025. Packaging is complex and serves many purposes from protecting products to educating consumers, so a shift of this magnitude is no small task. But with …
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Carbon Emissions

Be Moved by 100% Recycled Boxes Made with Clean Energy

About thirty minutes east of The Home Depot’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia is the town of Conyers, where Pratt Industries is based. As the largest manufacturer of 100% recycled paper packaging in the world, Pratt supplies The Home Depot with its assortment of moving and storage boxes. Each year, The Home Depot sells approximately 80 …
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Circularity

Reduce Your Plastic Waste with a Brita Water Filter

Resource reduction is a key element of sustainability. Reducing our impact on the earth is the first step towards protecting it, and an easy way to use less is to opt against single-use plastic water bottles. If your family is concerned about their impact on the planet, but wants great tasting water, try switching to …
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