Shaw Ceases Production of Polyvinyl Chloride
Shaw received acknowledgement for EcoWorx from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a recipient of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The honor recognizes Shaw for developing a carpet tile that may be sustainably recycled and has less embodied energy than traditional PVC carpet tiles, while maintaining equal or greater performance.
"We see sustainability as an essential business practice for our corporation, our suppliers and our customers -- recognizing that need, we created a product unmatched in the industry," said Randy Merritt, executive vice president of marketing for Shaw Industries. "EcoWorx meets customer demand for a PVC alternative product and provides a sustainable flooring solution that makes good economic, functional and environmental sense for all stakeholders."