Thursday, 4 December 2014

What to do with your old carpet when you get it replaced? Carpet recycling

Each year 400,000 tonnes of carpet waste is buried in UK landfill

Increasingly, businesses, householders and local authorities are looking
for better alternatives for the recycling of unwanted carpet materials. We
help ensure that the growing demand for carpet recycling services is met.

Carpets are made from natural and synthetic fibres, which still have a value once the carpet is no longer wanted; they can be used in a wide range of applications from sports surfaces to insulation.

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Did you ever stop to think..."What is going to happen to all that old carpet they just ripped out?"


Probably like most of us you just imagined it will head off to the dump.  But then where does it go?  A staggering 400,000 tonnes of old carpet used to end up in landfill to rot down over decades.

What a waste!  But what else can you do with an old carpet?

Surprisingly there is a lot you can do with discarded carpet according to Carpet Recycling UK.  Most notable of these uses are:

  • Insulation - broken down the fluffy fibers can be reused for great insulation
  • Power Generation - the fibers can be made into fuel pellets to power cement kilns
  • Reuse - Many up-rooted carpet tiles still have years of use left, cleaned up these offer a fantastic low cost flooring option to third sector companies and charities who have limited fund.

To prolong the life of your carpet be sure to have your carpet cleaned regularly.
Not just vacuuming the carpet, but have your carpets deep cleaned at least once a year to remove ingrained soiling.  This will not only make your carpets clean and fresh but it will also greatly reduce the wear of the fibers because of soil associated abrasion.

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