Circular Economy

Why is carpet so difficult to recycle?

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Just 2% of the UK's discarded carpet is recycled each year - but one company wants to change that. Image: Unsplash/Sigmund

Emma Charlton
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Responsible consumption ... learning to make things last longer. Image: The Circularity Gap Report
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Three different uses for recycled carpet. Image: Innovate Recycle
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Carpet recycling rates are rising, but from a low base. Image: Aquafil
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