Oklahoma State at Tulsa Professor Promotes Carpet Recycling

I found recently an interesting video with Dr. Raman Singh, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Oklahoma State University.

Dr Singh explains how a piece of OSU-Tulsa-orange carpet can be recycled to make a plastic laminate he says can be used to make interstate sound barrier walls, residential and commercial roofs, as well as other, potentially large-volume applications. The 2.5-minute video points out that in order to keep a large amount of carpet out of the nation’s landfills, researchers need to find new uses for large volumes of the material from reclaimed carpet.

Dr. Singh, who looks very nice in his lavender sweater vest and orange tie, notes that one of the big advantages of the plastic laminate is that it can be made with content from any type of recycled carpet fiber.