Carpet Recycling (includes video)
For years wall to wall carpet has filled our landfills. More and more carpet recycling is now taking place and carpet is quickly becoming a green product. Mohawk and Shaw are examples of manufacturers participating in recycling.
Shaw established a carpet collection network covering most major U.S. markets. The collected carpet is made with nylon 6 face fiber. An average of 80 percent of the post-consumer carpet Shaw collects is made with nylon 6 fiber. When reclaimed material has been manufactured with plastic and can’t be recycled into new carpet, it can also be diverted for reuse in carpet cushion, erosion and sediment control products and engineered resins that are used to produce injection molded plastic automobile parts.
Today there is a variety of carpets to select from including those manufactured with recycled products.
Watch the above video and learn more about how the wall to wall carpet industry participated in carpet recycling process and how this program is helping to protect our environment.