You may be aware that plastic bottles can be recycled into a number of items, including building materials such as fencing and composite decking. But there’s another use for recycled plastic which you might not know about – carpeting for your home!

Carpeting made from recycled plastic is a growing industry that uses three billion plastic bottles a year. Advantages of recycled plastic carpeting include:

  • Stain resistant
  • No static buildup
  • Eco-friendly
  • Looks and feels natural
  • Competitively priced

Watch the video above to find out more.


Who would’ve thought one of my greatest childhood pleasures would be taken away by this plastic bottle? I used to love shuffling across the carpet in my sock feet, so I could deliver a static shock to my brother. But, I can’t do that anymore.

Believe it or not, plastic bottles can be processed into fibers that are woven into a special yarn and turned into one of the most stain-resistant carpets you can buy. This is one of the most creative examples of recycling I’ve ever seen.

Now, it takes about thirty of these bottles to make one square yard of carpet. It’s competitively priced, looks and feels great, and – here’s the bad news – it’s permanently static resistant, so no more mischievous fun.

But I can’t hold a grudge, because this effort is keeping over three billion of these plastic bottles out of the landfill each and every year. And that’s a pretty green shock!

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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