Asking for advice: recycle, yes or no?

Discussion in 'Green Business' started by Ibis, Apr 9, 2014.

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  1. Ibis

    Ibis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Greetings,

    The government in the UK has implemented several policies in order to stimulate recycling. I was wondering about possibility for recycling car mats. If it were possible, to recycle your car mats, would you make use of this opportunity? Yes or no and why. I am asking this because I am writing a research paper concerning this topic and would like to know the general opinion concerning this matter.
     
    Posted: Apr 9, 2014 By: Ibis Member since: Apr 9, 2014
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  2. Billmccallum

    Billmccallum UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Is there a methodology for recycling car mats into new products or are you talking about refurbishing and re-selling them?

    If they could be recycled and used for new products then I would be inclined to give them away for recycling, but I can't see any value in re-use.
     
    Posted: Apr 9, 2014 By: Billmccallum Member since: Apr 20, 2010
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  3. Ibis

    Ibis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    In this case, it would be to resell. If people are willing to recycle their end-of-life car mats, then they can be broken down and reproduced out of the same material. This should lead to less waste.

     
    Posted: Apr 9, 2014 By: Ibis Member since: Apr 9, 2014
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  4. Billmccallum

    Billmccallum UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    I don't see how this could ever be economical, you can buy car mats for less than £15 a set, but the cost of collecting, breakdown and reproduction must be higher?
     
    Posted: Apr 9, 2014 By: Billmccallum Member since: Apr 20, 2010
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  5. Paul Norman

    Paul Norman UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I am curious as to how this works. In my life thus far I may have discarded worn out car mats perhaps twice? Normally, I leave them in the car when I part exchange it.

    Of course, that takes you to the only way this could work as a business, assuming recycling them is an economic proposition. You would have to get a deal to collect the old ones from the garage.
     
    Posted: Apr 9, 2014 By: Paul Norman Member since: Apr 8, 2010
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