Diverting carpet from landfill is good for the environment, good for the economy and good for humanity. Milliken embraces our social and environmental responsibility to divert carpet from the landfill, and strives to provide easy and simple ways for our customers to divert their carpet. For every 250,000 yards of carpet that is diverted from landfill, we are saving over 5,500 cubic yards of landfill space. Carpet is estimated to make up 2% of volume of materials in landfills, and most carpet is not biodegradable, therefore it will not breakdown. Without intervention, the expected amount of discarded carpet in 2014 alone would be 6.7 billion pounds. When you divert carpet from landfill with Milliken, you can be assured that we will follow the Carpet America Recovery Effort (C.A.R.E) guidelines.
*Source: CARE Environmental Calculator 2012