According to the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the carpet industry is working hard to minimize carpet’s impact on the environment. The Green Label and Green Label Plus programs from CRI were instituted to improve indoor air quality by lowering or eliminating VOCs. The Green Label ensures that customers are purchasing carpet, adhesive and cushion products with the lowest VOC emissions currently possible.
In addition, more and more of the five billion pounds of carpet that is replaced annually are being recycled to make new carpet or other products.
Green Benefits of Carpet:
- Greener manufacturing processes and CRI certification
- Can be made from recycled materials
- Can be recycled at the end of its life
- Can be made from natural materials that are renewable: wool, cotton, hemp, sisal, seagrass, bamboo and jute
New fibers in the marketplace are completely recyclable or made from renewable resources