Aquafil Group Acquires Planet Recycling Inc.

Aquafil Group, Cartersville, Georgia, will acquire Phoenix, Arizona-based Planet Recycling Inc. The recycler will join the Aquafil Group in mid-December. Planet Recycling Inc. has specialized in recycling residen- tial and commercial carpet waste and carpet pad materials for more than 35 years. Planet Recycling diverts more than 10,000 tons of post-consumer carpet and carpet pads from area landfills each year. Each year in the United States, 4 billion pounds of carpet is discarded in landfills and only 5 percent of carpet waste is recycled. Aquafil has two carpet recycling facilities—one in Phoe- nix and one inWoodland, California—that can each process up to 36 million pounds of carpet annually. Cascade Environmental Names New CEO Cascade Environmental, a Bothell,Washington-based field services contractor of drilling, site investigation and reme- diation services, announced Nov. 2 it has appointed Ron Thalacker as its CEO. Thalacker has more than 35 years of experience in the drilling industry. He joined Cascade in 2016 as Senior Vice President of Drilling Operations. He was promoted to COO, Drilling Services in July.

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