Innovative carpet recycling proposal
Turning carpet waste in to synthetic oil is the strategy proposed by one company who claim they have the technology to make the concept a reality.
With the tight competition to find the optimum flooring recycling scheme there are plenty of new ideas coming on to the market but this really could be a truly innovative plan.
Community Energy Systems claim that they are preparing to open a factory and invest in equipment which will enable them to turn the plastic from the carpet waste to produce oil.
This could be an important turning point for carpets, which are proving one of the more difficult flooring products to effectively recycle.
Wood floors are considered an eco-friendly flooring because timber is invariably sourced from forests where every tree chopped down is replaced.
Even vinyl floors can now be sent to a specialist recycling scheme but carpet had proved harder to deal with effectively.
If Community Energy Systems can convert the plastic from carpet in to crude oil then it is likely to revolutionise many aspects of life after the predicted start date in 2013.