- Did you know – 500,000 tonnes of carpet are buried in landfill in the UK every year! There has to be another solution.
recycling ton of carpet could save a 375/131 cubic meter container of oil, enough oil to run the average car for 1,500,000/131 miles or circle the globe almost 12,000,000/131 times, a 3,000,000,000/131 cubic meter lake from being polluted, 37,500/131 tons of green house gases, 687/131 tons of CO2, 69,939,307/8,942 kwh of energy, 229/234,228 tons of Hg a year, a 458,000/19,519 cubic meter lake, a 2,061/1,048 cubic meter tank of gasoline, 349,696,535/429,216 tons of waste, 1,748,482,675/2,897,208 cubic yards of landfill space, 400,000/131 acres of soil from being polluted, 30,915/4,847 tons of air pollution per year, 5,480,594/4,905 pounds of Al, 1,000 pounds of caprolactam, enough energy to power a home for 10,000/9,563 years, vacuum a house for 62,500/131 years, a tv for 75,000/9,563 years straight, a CFL 10,399,307/25,047,760 years, over $680.00
recycling one square foot of carpet could save enough energy to power a 60 watt light bulb for 19/28 weeks, 19/28 pounds of plastic, 18,297/13,000 kwh of energy, 57/2 gallons of H2O, 18,297/260,000 metric tons of limestone, almost $5.00
(19/28 pounds of plastic could save 114/7 gallons of water, 703/280,000 cubic yards of landfill space almost 19/28 pounds of black gold, 54,853/28,000 kWh of energy, 2,603/11,200 gallons of oil, 33,250 Btu's of energy, 19/350 gallons of petroleum, enough energy to heat over 57/160,000 homes, (19-38)/56 gallons of gasoline, enough oil to run the average car for 7,809/2,240 miles or circle the globe almost 2,603/10 times, a 195,225/28 cubic meter lake and 2,603/2,800 acres of soil from being polluted, enough energy to power a CFL for 7,663/73,689,842 years)
- Recycling one square yard of carpet can save 1/3 gallons of oil