Carpet Guide: Re-using and Recycling

10th May 2016

WRAP's practical interactive guide to encourage facilities professionals to increase re-use and recycling of carpet and to highlight best practices for extending carpet lifetime and improving refurbishment specification.

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Key findings
Floor finishes are a significant element of a building and contribute around 12% towards a buildings environmental impact
Carpet is the predominant floor covering used in both domestic and commercial settings accounting for 58% of the floor finishing market in the UK



WRAP worked with Carpet Recycling UK to develop a practical guide for facilities professionals to show how used carpet can be a valuable resource, how to prepare used carpets for re-use and recycling, and best practice for selecting new carpet.

What’s in the guide?

  • Information on how to identify the type of carpet used;
  • A detailed map of re-use, recycling and recovery outlets for carpets in the UK;
  • Sample specification clauses for use within tenders;
  • Latest developments in fitting systems and adhesives; and
  • Planning for regular maintenance and cleaning.

Who would find this useful?

  • Facilities Managers in the public and private sectors
  • Procurers, architects and specifiers
  • Housing associations
  • Floor layers

To find out more about how your company can benefit from carpet recycling and re-use, please read the full report.

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To find more information on re-use and recycling of carpet, please use the following links:

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Where next?

Want to know more about non-clothing textiles in sustainable textiles? Take a look at our reports, guides, tools and case studies for further information: 

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