Company name: Chemical Recycling of Old Carpets
Location: Calhoun, Georgia, US
Products: DuPont make a huge array of different
products ranging from adhesives, industrial chemicals, paint and
insecticides, to plastics and carpets.
Sustainable change: Carpet that would normally
have gone to landfill or incinerators, is chemically recycled, allowing
remanufacture without loss of quality. Waste material from processing
is also made into fuel pellets.
Effect: Reduces both the burden on petrochemical
feedstocks and the amount of carpet waste going to landfill.
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Old carpets can be recycled instead
of being put into landfill