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Top 5 Tips to Green your Carpet and Rugs

Approximately five billion pounds of carpet are replaced each year in the U.S. Much of the old carpet, along with plastic soda bottles and textiles can be woven into new carpet fibers.

The following in an excerpt from the book “The Ultimate Guide to Greening your Home”.

By following the tips below, you can make more eco-friendly choices when buying and disposing of carpets and rugs.

✔ Choose natural fiber carpets and rugs - The vast majority of all carpet and rugs are made of petroleum-based synthetic fibers.  These fibers are not biodegradable and come from a nonrenewable source.  By choosing natural fiber carpets and rugs, you are not only reducing the amount of petrochemical based products you will have in your home, but you will also be able to avoid the trip to the landfill at your carpets end-of-life.  Natural fiber carpets can be shredded and used as mulch because it is biodegradable. Continue reading

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