Culp Home Fashions, part of textile major Culp Inc., headquartered in High Point, North Carolina, received a 2019 sustainability award from its postindustrial-waste recycling partner ICE Recycling, based in Lake City, South Carolina.
ICE custom designed Culp’s waste-stream management system to divert waste products away from landfills. Most fabric and yarn waste, as well as plastic, cardboard and other operational waste, generated by Culp’s facility in Stokesdale, North Carolina, now is recycled by ICE, with none of these materials entering landfill.
Culp conducted extensive employee training and followed strict guidelines and procedures laid out by ICE to reach this goal, according to a news release.
Culp Inc. Chief Executive Officer Iv Culp said: “We are very pleased to receive this award from ICE Recycling, which reflects our focused efforts to produce our fabrics and manage our operations in a responsible manner and promote a sustainable future for Culp and our customers. We are also mindful of our impact on the communities where we do business, and we continue to work to identify ways to conserve natural resources and reduce our environmental footprint. We are increasing awareness throughout our company to achieve continuous improvement in environmentally sustainable practices.”
ICE reprocesses postindustrial polymers, cardboard, paper and metals for alternate end uses and has customers throughout the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions. It is owned by industry supplier Leigh Fibers, based in Wellford, South Carolina.