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FEATURE: Green Manufacturers Examine Their Impacts Factories are no longer the smog-belching waste generators they once were, thanks to economics, new standards, and a growing demand for green products. July 2011 By Tristan Roberts It’s a story that Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson tells with pride. A consulting client was meeting at the company’s LaGrange, Georgia, manufacturing facility, becoming versed—fairly uncooperatively—on the ins and outs of Interface's legendary approach to eliminating its environmental impact. Visitors to Interface's plant are invited to talk with anyone they cross paths with, and during a break she stopped a forklift operator and asked him what he did there. “I come to work every day to save the planet,” he gushed. Asked what he meant, he described to the stunned manager how his role in the company helped reduce waste and save raw ma...

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