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New use for waste carpet

Researchers at the Bolton Institute and the University of Bradford have found a way to reuse £70 million worth of waste carpet currently going to landfill every year.

At present around 7% of new carpet in the UK becomes waste after production and installation. The researchers have come up with a method to turn this waste material into a "revolutionary" sound-blocking underlay. The underlay is cheaper to produce than acoustic underlays made with virgin material and meets BSI standards. The project has been adopted by Anglo Felt who will take the material into commercial production.

Source: Lets Recycle

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