M+A Environmental Commitment

M+A Matting is dedicated to environmental stewardship and strives to create a culture of conservation as a manufacturer and global supplier.  We have funded and will continue to fund the research and development (R&D) of matting designed to keep facilities safe, clean, and comfortable.

As a leading manufacturer of matting, M+A has established R&D priorities intended to create sustainable products made from recycled materials whenever possible, and continually evaluates operational procedures looking for opportunities to implement practices that conserve resources and minimize waste.

Conservation Through Innovation

  • Our SBR rubber compound contains 20% recycled rubber from car tires.
  • Several of our mats are made with PET (polyethylene terephthalate), a synthetic fiber made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
    • Our 23-ounce PET yarn has been developed to contain 100% recycled content
    • Our 30-ounce PET fiber contains 97% recycled content; In 2018, M+A transformed more than 298 million plastic bottles (that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill or ocean) into WaterHog Eco mats.
  • In 2018-19, we transitioned our 24-ounce polypropylene to a 24-ounce PET fiber with 97% recycled content.  Both the original WaterHog line of mats and the WaterHog Eco line of mats are now made with 97% recycled PET.

Reuse • Reduce • Recycle

  • We recycle nearly 1 million pounds of yarn and other synthetic materials, and approximately 200,000 pounds of paper and cardboard each year.
  • Mountville Rubber, M+A Matting’s sister company and rubber supplier, recycles approximately 1.25 million pounds of rubber annually.