Sustainability

October 13, 2017

Sustainability for Beginners: Lessons Learned from 2017’s Living Product Expo

There’s no better way to learn a new subject than to immerse yourself in it completely, right? And if you’re on your second week of the job, it makes sense for your employer to just throw you in headfirst. Before I started at Interface, I thought I knew some things about climate change and sustainability.…

September 26, 2017

Sustainable Plastics: Oxymoron or Responsible Approach?

A new vision for plastics: green chemistry, the circular economy, and a climate fit for life. When reviewing recent news about plastic waste filling the oceans, toxic additives leaching from plastic products, and the impacts of fossil fueled global warming, making a plastic product – like Interface’s modular flooring – sustainable can begin to seem…

August 28, 2017

Actions Speak Louder than Labels

Sustainability isn’t easy. Although some product labels claim to be an indicator of health and/or environmental performance, many have little or no evaluation of the ultimate environmental or health impacts of a product. So, a label with a few check boxes does not necessarily mean that one product is more “sustainable” or “healthy” than another.…

July 20, 2017

Shifting the Game: A Discussion on Climate Change

“Are you really a carpet company?” asked the City of Toronto’s Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat. “I am just so inspired by what you are doing and that is an unexpected outcome of being here this afternoon.” That’s just one of the comments I heard during an event that Interface and the David Suzuki Foundation convened…