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Bentley Prince Street and ANEW Foundation Repurpose Surplus Carpet Through Community Learning Programs

Bentley Prince Street works with ANEW to identify and assess surplus carpet that is coming out of businesses to determine whether the life of the carpet can be extended by repurposing it in other settings, such as non-profits, community centers, learning programs and public agencies.

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Repurposing Surplus Carpet to Community Learning Programs

Bentley Prince Street and ANEW Foundation Are Keeping Carpet Out of Landfills Through Repurposing Surplus Carpet to Community Learning Programs

Los Angeles, CA – [March 28, 2007] – Bentley Prince Street, a leading manufacturer of commercial carpet and a respected leader in environmental and social sustainability initiatives, has partnered with the Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization that collects and repurposes surplus furniture, fixtures and equipment for the underserved in local California communities. Both companies seek to provide a program that unites environmental sustainability with social responsibility -- keeping carpet out of our overflowing landfills while helping community learning programs that can benefit from repurposed carpet.

Surplus Carpet for Non-profits, Community Centers, Learning Programs, Public Agencies

Bentley Prince Street works with ANEW to identify and assess surplus carpet that is coming out of businesses to determine whether the life of the carpet can be extended by repurposing it in other settings, such as non-profits, community centers, learning programs and public agencies. If not, Bentley Prince Street ensures the carpet is recycled through its ReEntry® program.

The program is a win-win from every perspective. Carpet is kept out of landfills and companies looking to replace their carpet can avoid costly landfill disposal fees, receive tax benefits and help protect the environment. Members in the community can upgrade their learning and business environments with the donated surplus carpeting.

Divert Carpet from Landfills

"Our ultimate goal is to divert all carpet products from our landfills, and this partnership touches virtually every aspect of our holistic sustainability philosophy: Environmental, social and economic," said Anthony Minite, president of Bentley Prince Street, Inc. "Working with ANEW, we now have another alternative to dumping surplus carpet in our landfills – either through re-use or recycling. At the same time, we’re helping learning programs that are so vital to our communities. We hope others in our industry will try new ideas like this partnership to help drive the marketplace toward more environmentally and socially conscious practices."

"The industry is responding with great need for alternatives in the field of surplus liquidation -- alternatives we are delivering," says Rose Tourje, founder and president of ANEW. "It is our hope to help deliver industry change, assisting Bentley Prince Street with its Mission Zero goal of 'eliminating any negative impacts the company may have on the environment by 2020,' just 13 years away."

About Bentley Prince Street

Based in Los Angeles County, California, Bentley Prince Street is a leading manufacturer of commercial carpet products that are defined by leadership in product design, style, customer service and sustainable practices. Bentley Prince Street is a subsidiary of Interface, Inc., a global provider of floorcoverings and commercial textiles. For more information, please visit www.bentleyprincestreet.com or call 800.423.4709 or send an email to: marketing1@bentleyprincestreet.com

About ANEW

ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide) is a public, non-profit foundation dedicated to collecting, organizing and repurposing surplus furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) for donation to the underprivileged and others. What ANEW cannot repurpose, it recycles. ANEW works with Habitat for Humanity, Knoll, the LAPD, Beverly Hills Transfer and Storage, Business Alliance, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. and Chrysalis among others. For more information, visit http://www.anewfound.org

Review Bentley Prince Street's Sustainability Policy and information.

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