Carpet maker Sedna has developed a new range of carpets that use recycled fishing nets, claiming that they are as kind on the environment as they are effective on a floor.
Thanks largely to media attention on the problems of plastics that pollute the oceans, changes have been prompted such as the charge for carrier bags, and some catering chains have stopped issuing plastic straws. However, up to half of all marine plastic pollution is discarded fishing nets.
Sedna is dedicated to doing something about the problem of plastic fishing nets dumped into the sea. It carpets use yarn made from old carpets and abandoned fishing nets. Sedna says:
“Sedna® carpet is soft, luxurious and durable. It is made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon, a yarn made from recycled waste material such as old carpets and abandoned fishing nets collected from the bottom of the sea. Sedna® thus helps to save thousands of beautiful sea creatures like sea turtles, dolphins and seals will no longer get stuck in this life-threatening waste. “
Their carpet backing also contains marine waste in the form of abandoned PET plastic bottles.
For people concerned about the environment, there are several environmentally friendly floor coverings available from flooring services in Chester. Cork is harvested from trees that are not cut down, while wool carpets are made from natural materials and do not contain harmful chemicals. Solid wood flooring can be made from reclaimed wood, and LVT floors can be recycled at the end of their life.