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Interface produces and reuses modular carpet tiles worldwide. In the 90's Interface embraced Mission Zero, a programme to redesign its product and organisation in order to achieve zero environmental impact. The company launched the ReEntry program, to produce recycled materials from old carpets. Within the program, Interface maintains close relations with its customers up till the end of life of the carpets. When the tiles need replacement, Interface and the customer explore the best solution : cleaning, redesign/reuse or recycling. The design focus is on producing carpet tiles with the smallest carbon footprint on the market. In doing so, they've replaced latex in the precoat with recycled PVB. Interface's Net-Works® programme harvests discarded fishing nets, that are then recycled into new yarn.

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  • Country: United States
  • Sectors:
    • Facilities
  • Maturity level: Established

Combined strategies

Circular Value Creation Strategies

  • Material Recycling
    Material Recycling

    The valorization of industrial production residues or materials from end of life products into the same or other production chains

  • Remanufacture

    Return product /component to original specifications (remanufacturing) or to satisfactory working conditions (refurbishment).

  • Reuse

    The common use of a product  (or product parts) spread over sequential timeframes.

  • Substitution

    Replace scarce / toxic / high impact material with more sustainable alternative.

Value Proposition Strategies

  • Branding (eco/premium)
    Branding (eco/premium)

    Enabling a price premium by highlighting/guaranteeing quality and or environmental claims (e.g. certificates, environmental stewardship,...).

Value network strategies

  • Take back management
    Take back management

    Logistics  / establishing network collaboration for taking back end-of-life products from the customer, enabling the execution of a circular value creation strategy

  • Value chain collaboration
    Value chain collaboration

    Organisation in which the company effectively collaborates with customers and/or suppliers to create and capture value, going beyond the classical business model.

  • Value network collaboration
    Value network collaboration

    Collaboration between different companies / government bodies, local communities, NGOs throughout the value network to achieve a common goal