CARPET AND LANDFILL STATISTICS

Carpet replacement is costly. Discarded carpet is becoming a multimillion dollar property liability. Predictions are that landfill charges will likely double every 5 years or so now. Actual cost of new carpet is still far less inflated that almost any other industry. But other costs associated with carpet replacement such as removal, installation, disposal, transportation and regulation have created a demand for environmentally sensible alternatives.  For landfill costs alone, one company has calculated their cost to exceed $4 million over 10 years*.
*Example based on 17 million square feet in one actual northeastern U.S. company at 15% landfill cost increase per year.

According to the Carpet & Rug Institute, "70% of all carpet replaced each year is replaced for reasons other than wear"! We can help because that carpet saved by our unique on-site carpet dyeing and color restoration services.

There are only three reasons why that 70% is discarded:

  • 1.    The owner states that the carpet color is the wrong color or an outdated color for their decorating purposes.
  • 2.    The owner states that they are tired of the existing carpet color and want a change.
  • 3.    The owner states that the carpet is ugly, discolored or appears to be "worn out".
  • 90% of that carpet could be redyed by the Color Your Carpet® services and kept out of our landfills!

     
  • Of all floor covering, carpet accounts for 72% of the market.
  • Tufted (mostly wall-to-wall) accounts for 91.5% of the total carpet market
  • Residential market accounts for 61% of all carpet (new and existing)
  • Contract or commercial market accounts for 39% of all carpet (new and existing)

  • USA Annual Carpet Dumped into Our Landfills

     Annual Carpet to the Landfill in Sq Yds  Annual Carpet to the Landfill in Pounds
     800,000,000 sq yds per yr to landfill=  4,000,000,000 divided by 5 lbs per sq yd
     800 million sq yds 
     to the landfill per year=
     4 billion pounds 
     to the landfill per year
     (@5 lbs weight per sq yd carpet average)

    USA Annual New Carpet Sales

     New Carpet Sales Per Year in Sq Yds  New Carpet Sales Per Year in Pounds
     1,800,000,000 sq yds sold per year=  9,000,000,000 pounds per year sold
     1.8 billion sq yds 
     New Carpet sold per year=
     9 billion pounds
     New Carpet sold per year
     About $38 billion in retail sales 
     if average price is $21/sq yd
     (@5 lbs weight per sq yd carpet average)
     100 sq yds weighs about 500 pounds

    Even if Color Your Carpet® could only save 50% of this carpet by dyeing and color restoration,
    that's more than 4.5 billion pounds saved from our landfills each year in residential carpet alone!.

    USA Existing Residential Carpet

     Existing Residential Carpet in Sq Yds   USA population 1999 =300,000,000 
     Divided by 3 people per home=
     x 100 sq yds/home avg  =100,000,000 homes in USA
     10,000,000,000 existing residential carpet  100 million total homes
     10 billion sq yds 
     Existing Residential Carpet
     50 billion pounds 
     Existing Residential Carpet
       

    Color Your Carpet® services could save 90% of that carpet by re-dyeing and kept it out of our landfills!

    Existing Residential Carpet Analysis by Owner/Renter in USA
    Average Ratio*Occupied Ratio is= 66%(Owner Occupied):34%(Rental)

     Total Residential Existing Carpet=
     (100 million homes/apartments)
     10 billion sq yds
     existing residential
     only carpet
     Advertised Life 
     Expectancy from
     Manufacturer/Retailer
     Current
     Historical 
     Life Cycle
     Actual Life Cycle possible
     if re-dyed/restored by
     Color Your Carpet®
     owner(home) 66%
     @120 sq yds/home average=
     7.9 billion sq yds  15 years  5-7 years  20 years+
     rental(apt) 34%
     @63 sq yds/apt average=
     2.1 billion sq yds  7 years  1-3 years  10 years+

     

    Existing Commercial Carpet Analysis in USA
    Average Ratio*Occupied Ratio is= 61%(Residential):39%(Commercial)

     Total Existing Carpet=
     (100 million homes/apartments)
     16 billion sq yds
     existing carpet
     Advertised Life 
     Expectancy from
     Manufacturer/Retailer
     Current
     Historical 
     Life Cycle
     Actual Life Cycle possible
     if re-dyed/restored by
     Color Your Carpet®
     Residential carpet 61%  7.9 billion sq yds  15 years  5-7 years  20 years+
     Contract carpet (apt/hotel room) 16%  2.1 billion sq yds    7 years  1-3 years  10 years+
     Commercial carpet 23%  3.2 billion sq yds  20 years  7-9 years  30 years+


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