1000 Flowers for the Planet - #499 Choose Recycled Rugs
If you like to purchase recycled goods then you may consider recycled rugs, mats and carpets when looking for flooring materials. Rugs and mats can be made of recycled materials such as polypropylene, plastic shopping bags and cotton, and carpet can be made from recycled plastic bottles, bottle caps and used tyres. The recycling of materials has the benefit of reducing landfill, reducing the amount of virgin materials required to manufacture product and the bonus of extending the life of resources. For some, this won’t be the way to go, particularly if you want to keep plastic out of your life, but others will look at it from a different angle, so it’s an option.