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February 15, 2010
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CENTRAL - Three Shaw Industries plants, including a carpet fiber extrusion operation in Central, are now sending all their trash to be reused or recycled, rather than dumped in a landfill.

Two Shaw carpet manufacturing plants in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., join the Upstate plant in achieving “zero waste to landfill” status by addressing the problem of disposing of unwanted carpet materials, according to company officials.

The status means that 100 percent of solid waste products - trash thrown out by individual employees at work as well as industrial trash - from each of the facilities is redirected for recycling and reuse, instead of being disposed of in a landfill. From the Anderson Independent Mail.

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