DuPont: Chemical Recycling of Old Carpets

 

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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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image: old carpets

Old carpets can be recycled instead of being put into landfill