Aside from the potentially messy, albeit potentially fun, option of laying grass down, there are some great green ways to carpet your home or office. Each year, it’s estimated that 800 million square yards of carpeting are sent to the landfill. That’s enough to carpet the island of Molokai and then throw it all away.
By choosing Interface, they claim to ‘retire’ more than 250,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. This equates to 58,000 cars taken off the road a year and 28 million gallons of gas not consumed (source).
Among the other ways Interface operates to reduce its environmental footprint are projects in renewable energy, carbon sequestration, energy efficiency and reforestation.
These days, I walk a little prouder knowing with each footstep I take on our office carpets, it’s one less footprint on the environment.
(photo courtesy of Sharon Risedorph and Garcia + Francica Architecture/Design)