Recycling carpet and other flooring products. While Kermit the Frog has maintained for years that “It Isn’t Easy Being Green,” we live in a generation that is striving diligently to do just that. And, an important aspect of that endeavor deals with RECYCLING AND NEW CARPET.
An important aspect of helping to preserve the environment is minimizing the amount of material put in landfills. That’s why recycling carpet is such a major issue in this country today.
And in fact, as a result of this important need, The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) came into existence. A “branch” of that effort is the California Carpet Stewardship Program (CCSP), which, since July of 2011, has “rescued” over 180 million pounds of carpet from California landfills. The need for these efforts is emphasized by the fact that Americans typically dispose of five BILLION pounds of carpet annually. For comparison sake, that is roughly seven times the weight of the Empire State Building.
When recycled the carpet is turned into other products, ranging from plastic resin to being “reincarnated” as new carpet in the form of either fiber or backing.
When it comes to disposing of used carpet, there are several Frequently Asked Questions that are most often discussed, including: • Can Carpet be Thrown Out in Curbside Trash – Theoretically yes, but typically there is so much it needs to be hauled away on “bulk trash” days.
• Is used Carpet ever Collected for Donations – Usually not, due to health concerns. Occasionally, it can be donated to charities that will recycle the carpet and use the money to fund parts of its organization.
• Do Flooring Companies Recycle old Carpet when it’s Replaced – Typically yes, if there is a “Recycling Plant” in the area.
*** If you need to recycle your old carpet and pad, you can Google “carpet recycling (your zip code)” to see who is the closest to service you. Unfortunately Brandi Carpet does not except old carpet, we also recycle.
If you are considering installing new flooring, RECYCLING AND NEW CARPET is something you should be concerned about, even if you are a do-it-yourself installer. The need for us all to be pro-active when it comes to RECYCLING AND NEW CARPET is paramount, and something that none of us can afford to ignore.
As you can see, RECYCLING AND NEW CARPET may pertain more to you and your home than you might think. To learn more about this issue you will want to contact Chris Brown of BRANDI CARPET at 602-475-0931 or firstname.lastname@example.org and he and his staff will provide you with all the pertinent information you will need before you purchase your new flooring!!
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