Here is an idea. We all know the growing concern for plastic bottles and rather than have problems on how to be able to dispose of them, why not recycle them into something useful in homes? Something like a great carpet from the recycled materials? Not a bad idea.
Mohawk Carpet does just that. It collects these used recycled bottles by the bale and then broken up, sorted, chipped, cleaned and then melted. After the whole process is finished, they are molded into threads and spun into yarn and later on made into the eco-friendly carpet.
Perhaps this can severely help in addressing the recycling problems of these plastic bottles. Not all people are aware of their use and with that, are a real problem as far as waste management is concerned.
Plastic bottles are a huge environmental problem. An environmental advocacy group, Food and Water Watch, says each year, the bottles used for water alone consume 47 million gallons of oil and generate one and a half million tons of waste. But the bottles are high quality plastic- that make great carpet at the same cost.
But Americans only recycle about one in four of the plastic bottles they use. Sadly, our landfills are carpeted with a solution that is going to waste.