At this time last year, Aquafil was awarded the resource efficiency category by the Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitspreis for its ECONYL® Regeneration System. The jury rewarded Aquafil for its hard work and dedication to sustainability because “the company has introduced new processes and technologies across the value chain and built new partnerships with partners to close fiber circuits and to improve resource efficiency.”

The 2016 awards ceremony took place Friday, November 27th in Dusseldorf, Germany and the ECONYL® green carpet was on hand to receive distinguished guests and the evening’s honorees.

The carpet, manufactured by Object Carpet, was made with 100 % regenerated ECONYL® yarn coming from pre- and post-consumer nylon waste materials such as fishing nets, spent carpet, plastic components and oligomers.

Nearly 1,200 guests attended the events, including Queen Silvia of Sweden and Federal Environmental Minister Barbara Hendricks.

Read the article [German] by Boden Wand Decke