Waste and Recycling
Over 60% of all polyamide produced is used to manufacture carpets,
other furnishing products and clothing items. Until recently the
only option when these materials reached the end of their useful
life was to dispose of them along with all other household waste
- in many countries this means burying in landfill sites, or incineration.
Recycling is always a better option where it is feasible, and
this is increasingly being used with nylon carpets. As the technology
becomes established, several countries are bringing in legislation
that will eventually prohibit disposal of carpet in landfill,
forcing suppliers and consumers to recycle old carpet. Click
here to find out more about carpet recycling.
Recycling to produce new carpet material is now possible, paving
the way to closed loop recycling, link to recycling section when
written in which little further input of raw material is needed.