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Wombles session,Ecobuild, March 1st
$433 Million in avoidedwaste costs, globally
Eliminate Waste.Ultrasonic Cutting Machine
Closing the Loop
Closing the Loop. Re-Entry 2.0 process
The paradox: ‘Throwing away’is cheaper than recycling
Influencing Governments:We are waging a ‘War on Waste’
LESS IS MORE:Flatworks Product Category                         – 50% less yarn                         – Same performance...
How would natureDesign a carpet tile?
Average installation waste for carpetFor a rectangular building before walls installed        after wallsBroadloom 400 cm ...
Eliminating Waste  - Wombles Presentation at Ecobuild by Ramon Arratia
Eliminating Waste  - Wombles Presentation at Ecobuild by Ramon Arratia
Eliminating Waste  - Wombles Presentation at Ecobuild by Ramon Arratia
Eliminating Waste  - Wombles Presentation at Ecobuild by Ramon Arratia
Eliminating Waste  - Wombles Presentation at Ecobuild by Ramon Arratia
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Eliminating Waste - Wombles Presentation at Ecobuild by Ramon Arratia

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This is one of the presentations I did at Ecobuild.

Here are the questions for debate (and in brackets my views):

1. Is collective responsibility a realistic part of the solution to creating a more equitable society?

(For many products we should go further and have individual responsibility. For example in our industry, specially in interior design, the individual manufacturers can easily offer individual take back systems and actually take back products when installing a new product)

2. Is there a direct link between economic growth/stability and increasing levels of consumption? Can economic growth exist without increasing consumption?

(I really believe we can grow without growth of stuff, mainly through selling added value services and knowledge. More beauty, more knowledge with less stuff)

3. Can we decouple consumerism with waste generation?

(Yes, we can. We have designed products with up to 50% less yarn. There is also a growing increase in services in general across many industries eg. online betting, music, languages, education)

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Eliminating Waste - Wombles Presentation at Ecobuild by Ramon Arratia

  1. 1. Wombles session,Ecobuild, March 1st
  2. 2. $433 Million in avoidedwaste costs, globally
  3. 3. Eliminate Waste.Ultrasonic Cutting Machine
  4. 4. Closing the Loop
  5. 5. Closing the Loop. Re-Entry 2.0 process
  6. 6. The paradox: ‘Throwing away’is cheaper than recycling
  7. 7. Influencing Governments:We are waging a ‘War on Waste’
  8. 8. LESS IS MORE:Flatworks Product Category – 50% less yarn – Same performance – Between hard floor and carpet – Appealing to non-carpet markets – Patented technique
  9. 9. How would natureDesign a carpet tile?
  10. 10. Average installation waste for carpetFor a rectangular building before walls installed after wallsBroadloom 400 cm 8-12 % 12-15%Broadloom 200 cm 7-10 % 10-12%Monolithic tiles 3% 3-4%Ashlar/brick tiles 3-5% 4-5%Random designs 1-2% 1-2% Typical broadloom installation waste: 8-12%For a round or triangular buildingBroadloom 400 cm 20-25% 25-30 %Broadloom 200 cm 17-23% 23-27%Monolithic tiles 3-5% 4-5% Random tiles installationAshlar/brick 4-6% 5-6% waste: 1.5%Random designs 1-2 % 1-2% Source: InterfaceFLOR sales team in the Netherlands

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