A lot of the carpets and rugs made nowadays contain some form of plastic such as nylon, polypropylene or polyester. Same as our clothes and bedding! But don’t mistake this plastic as minimal use. When carpets are made of recycled plastic bottles, it takes 50 two-liter bottles to create one square yard of carpet fiber. Choose a natural material like wool, cotton and bamboo. That way your carpet is biodegradable and plastic-free.