GRC Quarterly Tour Event
GRC 4th Quarter Meeting & ARD Luncheon
Recycling & Economic Development
Thursday December 8, 2016
Mohawk Light Lab - 508 E Morris St. - Dalton, GA 30720
9:00 – 11:30 AM - Facility Tours
Park and Depart from Mohawk Light Lab (Transportation Provided)
J + J Flooring Group, a Dalton-based flooring company: In 2015, the maker of modular carpet and textile composite flooring became the first carpet manufacturer to be certified as a zero waste-to-landfill manufacturer. The company’s 750 employees recycle and reuse carpet scraps on site, and even the small amount of waste the company produces is sent to a Huntsville, Ala., waste-to-energy facility. By diverting 5.2 million pounds (2,600 tons) of waste from landfill, J+J achieved the equivalent of producing enough electricity to power 1,492 homes for a month or reducing the need of 109,200 gallons of fuel oil. Recently J& J was recertified as a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) manufacturer by GreenCircle Certified, LLC, a prominent third-party certifier of environmental claims.
Shaw’s Dalton Post consumer "Reclaim to Energy" carpet facility:Re2E is part of Shaw's holistic approach to sustainability. Within the company's focus on material health, material reutilization, energy, water and social responsibility, it has reclaimed and recycled more than 900 million pounds of post-consumer carpet (its and other manufacturers'). The company’s portfolio of recycling solutions - including Re2E which converts carpet to energy to help power our manufacturing operations -- allows it to employ the best possible use for reclaimed materials.
11:30 AM-1:30 PM- Luncheon with Program
1:30-3:00 PM Compost “Make & Take” Workshop
Additional $30 Materials Fee
Additional Registration Required
Join Tom Mills of GreenShortz.com to construct a 2-bucket rolling composter. Built with two 5-gallon buckets, the composter is simple to use in the backyard or on the balcony. Workshop attendees will assemble the unit using provided bolts and screws. If you have a cordless drill, please bring it along with a philips-head screw bit. All materials included in the course fee. You supply the compostables.