Registered trademark owned by Valdese Weavers. www.valdeseweavers.com
see Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
synthetic waste from any source such as carpet, fabric, yarn or soda bottles that is melted down and re-extruded.
The act of retrieving any material from a waste stream in order to save it from loss and restore to usefulness.
Waste materials and by-products which have been recovered or diverted from solid
waste, but the term does not include those materials and by-products generated from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process (42 U.S.C. 6903 (19)). www.ofee.gov/eo/greening.pdf (pages 14-15)
The ability of a product or material to be recovered from, or otherwise diverted from, the solid waste stream for the purpose of recycling (FTC defi nition). www.ftc.gov
A product made in whole or part from material recovered from the waste stream.
www.ofee.gov/eo/greening.pdf (pages 14-15)
The series of activities, including collection, separation and processing, by which products or other materials are recovered from the solid waste stream.The products are then used in the form of raw materials in the manufacture of new products, other than fuel for producing heat or power by combustion. www.ofee.gov/eo/greening.pdf (pages 14-15)
Capable of being replaced by natural ecological cycles or sound management practices.
Energy derived from sources that do not become depleted such as the sun, wind, oceans, rivers, eligible biomass and heat from the earth's interior.
Registered trademark owned by Unifi, Inc. www.unifi -inc.com
Fiber made from fabric which was never put into use.
Trademark owned by Interface Fabric Group. www.ReSKU.net
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA:
The federal statute that is an amendment to the Solid Waste Disposal Act (of 1965). The four primary goals of RCRA are as follows: protection of human health and the environment from potential hazards associated with hazardous waste disposal; conservation of energy and natural resources; reduction of the amount of hazardous waste generated; and enforcement of environmentally sound waste management practices. Adopted by Congress in 1976.
Capable of being used again after salvaging or special treatment or processing.