19 Dec 2018

This Phoenix recycling plant is where old carpet goes to get new life

December 19, 2018 – by Russ Wiles


American carpet manufacturers, many of them based in Georgia, spin out around 420 square miles of product each year — enough to cover four-fifths of the land area of Phoenix.

Most of this material eventually winds up in landfills, though an advanced new Valley recycling factory is making a dent in the waste.

The 110,000-square-foot plant in west Phoenix, which has operated for about a year, shreds, washes and separates materials from carpet remnants and worn carpets collected in southern California and Arizona.

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