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Most of the carpets manufactured by El Espartano are made of wool, a natural and renewable product that comes from sheep grazing in one of the most beautiful areas of Argentina.
El Espartano assures recycling of raw material, extending the cycle of utility and guaranteeing maximum benefit of natural resources with minimum environmental impact.
El Espartano supports sustainability promoting measures aimed at specific ways of putting into practice norms of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Among other qualities, the carpets manufactured by the company contribute creating a healthier environment in each of its clients homes, offering greater isolation and avoiding aerial pollutants.
Today El Espartano has put into practice a recycling system of the postindustrial surpluses of spinning. Carpets with designs and colors were specially developed to use the spinning surpluses from different productive processes. This way El Espartano reduced considerably the amount of textile surplus sent to sanitary fillings. However the spun yarn that no longer can be reused are shredded and recycled as raw material for manufacturing new yarns.
El Espartano has been in the carpet business for almost a century, long enough to understand the importance of production sustainability. The company strategy in the near future, as well as in the long term, is to continue training its employees regarding sustainable production guidelines, raise clients awareness on the necessity of adapting their requirements to nowadays environmental reality and to work to safeguard resources benefiting the international community.
The sustainable production policies of El Espartano are based on the following premises:
1 – Re-evaluate.
2 – Re-use.
3 – Employ good materials. (?)
4 – Save energy.
5 – Share new ideas.
6 – Design to last.
7 – Inspire and promote.
Below some examples where El Espartano applies sustainable policies:
1 – Sewage treatment facilities.
2 – Industrial proximity: it favors the logistic efficiency between the factory and the end user.
3 – Process of dyeing of cones: helps to minimize water consumption and waste.
4 – Re-winding of cones: allows to re-use the spinning surpluses.
5 – Design of sustainable products:
6 – Synthetic turf filling from recycled tires: this way we contribute to recycle and prolong the life spam of this material that becomes a problem when it is time for its disposal.
7 – Recycling of used modular carpets.
8 – Training and raising staff awareness regarding environmental guidelines.
9 – Active participation in recycling materials an products programs