First rug and furnishings stewardship program in Australia

First rug and furnishings stewardship program in Australia

November 23, 2021

TRAKS is a partnership between Textile Recyclers Australia and Karie Soehardi Consultancy. The program keeps textile waste out of landfills by transforming unwanted rugs into yarns that can be used to create new furnishings.

To date, there haven’t been commercial recycling capabilities for rugs in Australia. As a result, unwanted textiles are commonly incinerated or thrown into landfills.

The program’s launch is with industry brand owners who have committed to being responsible for not only their products’ end of life cycle’ but for the industry’s unwanted rugs and furnishings. The support from these brands is invaluable and we are grateful for their innovative thinking and drive to make these programs succeed. #communitynotcompetition

In stage one collections or drop-offs are only available in Sydney and Melbourne.

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