Count­ing the same sheep

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New Zealand wool car­pet maker re­cently launched what they are claim­ing is a world first: car­pet back­ing made from 100% re­cy­cled wool car­pet – a true cra­dle-to-cra­dle process. The prod­uct – called Flash­bac – will en­sure that over 1200 tonnes of used car­pet will be di­verted from land­fill each year. Used wool car­pets can be dropped at En­vi­rowaste Cen­tres, where it will cost $75 per tonne to dis­pose of. This com­pares to around $200 per tonne to land­fill.

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