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3 Ways to Help Reduce Rug Wastage

by Sandy Wong March 01, 2021 2 min read

3 Ways to Help Reduce Rug Wastage

Have you heard?  It's Rug Recycling Awareness Month here at Rugs by Roo! 
As a consumer of rugs, there are 3 ways you can help reduce rug wastage:

1.  Recycle Your Old Synthetic Rugs

If you're looking to dispose of an old synthetic rug made from polyester or nylon material, instead of bringing it out to the curb, consider recycling it!

Did you know that almost all rugs can be recycled?  Some materials are more complex than others but there are a few places you can check so that your rug doesn't have to end up in landfill.  Check out this write-up by on how to recycle carpet and area rugs.  Carpet America Recovery Effort and Shaw Floors are two great resources they share in their article where you can bring your rug for recycling.  If you're in Canada, you may find this article helpful.

2.  Purchase a Recycled Rug

If you are looking to purchase a new rug to replace the old, consider purchasing a rug made from recycled plastic bottles.  In this blog post, we talk about the perks of rugs made from recycled plastic.  They make great patio rugs and last longer than the conventional patio rugs that are spayed with heavy UV and stain resistant chemicals.

3.  Purchase an Upcycled Rug

While recycled plastic rugs are a great option for the outdoors, we do not recommend them being used inside the home.  Synthetic rugs should be avoided inside the home whenever possible as not only can they cause sensitivity issues on small children but they also release microplastics that are not great for our environment.  

For indoor rug options, consider shopping for an upcycled cotton rug!  Upcycled cotton rugs are made from scraps of cotton fibres that are biodegradable and hypoallergenic.  Rug manufacturers that invest in upcycled practices are able to achieve near zero waste in their factories.  And some has gone as far as keeping the cotton un-dyed, which contributes to further savings in water and energy during the production process. 

Now that we've filled you with some knowledge on how to recycle and shop with intention, sign-up below for a chance to win a new 4' x 6' upcycled cotton rug!  One lucky winner will be chosen on April 1st and will receive a 4' x 6' upcycled cotton rug from the new Lorena Canals RugCycled® Collection. 

Giveaway is open to all USA and Canadian residences.  Accepting entries from March 15 to 30.  Winner will be chosen on April 1.  One entry per person.

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