Rapid City Report: What Does ‘Green’ Mean?

Rapid City Report: What Does ‘Green’ Mean?Eco Platinum Rushmore 3A
by Deborah Fallows
At the Adoba Hotel, the carpet is composed of individual tiles, which show up as tan and dark brown in the photo above; the tiles are made from recycled natural grass, stone, and fibers from other carpets. The carpet backing is made from sugar, salt, sand, and rubber. If carpet tiles get soiled or stained, they can be replaced one by one. When the carpet wears out, the Meralis can sell the tiles to a recycler, who will remake them into new carpet tiles and maybe even sell them back to the Meralis. (Read it here.)