Carpet Recycling

Vast quantities of used carpet end up in landfills each year—more than 1.7 million tons, according to recent estimates. Carpet accounts for approximately 1% of all municipal solid waste by weight, and roughly 2% by volume. Programs to recycle carpet waste are, thus, extremely important. Recycling was made easier by the content labeling program instituted in 1996. Some collected carpet is now, or soon will be, recycled into new carpet. Other uses include plastic products for automobile interiors and engine parts, industrial flooring, and parking stops.

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