Quick Tip: Carpet Recycling

Carpet recycling keeps bulky waste out of landfills and provides the material for a range of sustainable products, including new carpet.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 12:02 PM

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Did you know that if it’s made of nylon 6, your old carpet can be recycled? Over 200 million pounds of old carpet is saved from landfills every year through the recycling of nylon 6. Through a process of deep polymerization and purification, nylon 6 can be re-harvested and reused in new carpet.

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