Nearly 6 billion pounds of post-consumer carpet waste go into landfills each year, at a per-ton cost of 198 gallons of oil and two metric tons of greenhouse gases. At Leigh Fibers, we’re working to change that.
In 2010, we introduced the Leigh Carpet & Plastics Recycling (LCPR) division. With the current and near-term capabilities to process over 100 million pounds of post-consumer carpet a year, we’re increasing the total US capacity by about a third.
At Leigh Fibers, we’re committed to making a difference. Here’s how.
We’ve dedicated over 60,000 square feet of processing space to carpet recycling. Working with the most common carpet fibers—Nylon 6, Nylon 6.6, polypropylene, and polyester—we take post-industrial and post-consumer waste and separate the face fibers from the carpet backing. Then we sort the extracted fibers by type and turn them into valuable agglomerate.
The resulting fiber agglomerate is used by molders in the production of products used primarily in the home furnishings and construction industries. Not only are we able to supply customers with a more cost-effective raw material, we’re saving up to 10 million gallons of oil and over 55 thousand tons of greenhouse gases in the process.
Click below to learn more about other Industry-Specific options.