With backing made from carbon-rich biomaterials and tufting from recycled stuff, Interface’s first-of-its-kind Flor area rugs are carbon-negative, subtracting more carbon from the environment than they add. By adjusting production methods, using renewable energy, and choosing eco-friendly suppliers, the Atlanta-based flooring company has made its full line of carpet and vinyl tiles carbon-neutral, a benefit that helps its corporate customers fulfill their own green promises. “Many companies have made commitments to carbon reduction, and a good portion of that comes in the built environment,” says CEO Laurel Hurd. Last year, in an industry first, it became a fully carbon-neutral enterprise, including its supply chains.
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