I am re-posting the intersection assignment; I added text to the drawings to make the analysis clearer. I studied the manufacturing process of this rug and found that it is extremely time and energy consuming. Due to this, one can question how much of a difference this upcycled product really makes, even though it is removing waste from ending up in a landfill. Also, the rug is not available to the masses. Its high cost, which is due to the cumbersome labor needed to manufacture it, caters to a high-end market. The discarded blankets could be used more efficiently in another application that would be less energy consuming to manufacture. But one has to take into account the fact that these blankets are used... people may hesitate to use them out of fear of using a second-hand product that could possibly be infected...
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