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The giants were on fire edited by Omal Arachi on Feb 15th, 2022

Keywords: environment,savenature,climategoals,climatethreats,pollution





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in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, the temperature
rise is too high and has a problem with the
water supply; moreover, there is a segregat-
ed land as a massive carpet dumpster too
became a threat to the environment—if the
waste is left there for years, eventually it will
scatter into pieces, releasing methane and
harmful toxic chemicals into the atmosphere.
The Planet Recycling facility in the city has
decided to use the waste of plastics from
the petrochemical industry to upcycle by
pressing with a compressor to produce new
resources. Although recycling works, the new
product also ends up as the previous one in
the same place within a few years; therefore,
they tried a new approach by processing
these carpets and shifting them to a different
company called Aquafil for further prepa-
rations to receive an efficient outcome. It is
of an Italian company that uses a system to
recover 45% of the carpet’s volume by sep-
arating two plastic fragments from calcium
carbonate; furthermore, the company sends
plastic compounds to Europe as a resource
to produce ECONYL yarn used in the fashion
and homeware industries and sells calcium
carbonate to other businesses.


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p. 02 editor noted:

The environmental abuse
caused by other plastic materi-
als also increasing the impact.

NATGEO: While the environmental impact of single-use plastics like straws,
coffee cup lids, and shopping bags has been hitting headlines for years, carpet

waste remains an out of sight, out of mind issue.

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editor noted: p. 03

Carpet is made either with poly-
ester or around four-thirds of it

with nylon.

NATGEO: Plant worker Gregory Jimenez transfers synthetic carpet at the
Planet Recycling facility in Phoenix, Arizona. In the past, separating out these

chemical compounds has proven both difficult and expensive.

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p. 04 editor noted:

Aquafil has a 35,000 square foot
warehouse + machinery to pro-
cess carpets of 16,000+ tons.

NATGEO: Plant Manager Juan Carlos Anota oversees a facility that breaks
down discarded carpets into their component parts. Aquafil has been in the

Nylon game for many years.

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editor noted: p. 05

First, they use a shredder to sep-
arate the carpet into smaller

NATGEO: Aquafil have developed a dry and wet process that separates the car-
pet into its component parts. Calcium carbonate, a chemical compound that is

prevalent everywhere in nature from chalk to marble to shellfish.

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p. 06 editor noted:

Then, through a wet process,
polypropylene is separated from

the nylon.

NATGEO: Aquafil uses a range of techniques to separate the three component
parts of the carpet into separate streams, from ripping and shredding in the

dry phase to washing and scrubbing in the wet phase.

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“About,” directly abstracted source:

You can reduce your
carbon footprint

Climate Scientist of the annual United Nation Framework Con-
vention on Climate change in Bali, December 2007: In the next
10 to 15 years, emissions must decline rather than growing, and
by 2050, emission must be half of what they were in 1990. Fail-

ure to do so, “Many millions of people will be at risk from ex-
treme events such as heat waves, droughts, floods, and storms.
Our coasts and cities will be threatened by rising sea levels, and
many ecosystems, plants and animal species will be in serious

danger of extinction.”

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