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Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE)

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Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the landfill diversion, reuse and recycling of post-consumer carpet through market-based solutions that benefit the economy as well as the environment. Since 2002, CARE has diverted more than 4.6 billion pounds of carpet from landfills in the United States, including over 500 million pounds from California landfills, and promoted the use and development of products containing materials derived from carpet. CARE members include independent carpet recyclers, carpet manufacturers, dealers, retailers, suppliers and non-governmental organizations. 

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Carpet America Recovery Effort: 2016 Annual Report Released

The Annual Report, released this month by the Carpet America Recovery Effort, reports that CARE members diverted more than 488 million pounds of carpet from U.S. landfills in 2016, down nearly 6% from 2015. Of the carpet diverted to recycling, 167 million lbs. were recycled into carpet and other consumer products, 174 million lbs. were sent back to the landfill, and 144 million lbs. were sent to waste-to-energy and cement kilns.

Voluntary product stewardship program extension announced for post-consumer carpet

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has announced an extension of the voluntary product stewardship (VPS) Program is to assist sorters of post-consumer carpet diverted from the nation's landfills. After having supported the program for two years, 2015 and 2016, this extension will provide funding for one additional year through 2017.

14th Annual CARE Conference to be held May 18-19

Carpet America Recovery Effort's (CARE) Annual Conference takes place from May 18-19 in Greenville, South Carolina. According to the association, this year's event will give attendees the opportunity to discuss innovations made in the carpet recycling industry, learn about new and existing products that are produced with post-consumer carpet, developments in the carpet industry, the Voluntary Product Stewardship (VPS) program and more. 

CARE launches California Council on Carpet Recycling

The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has announced the formation of the California Council on Carpet Recycling (Carpet Council), an 18-member advisory group, selected to provide guidance to CARE on California's carpet recycling efforts. The Council represents diverse stakeholders from across the state and carpet recycling industry, including carpet retailers and installers; collectors, haulers and processors of recycled carpet; manufacturers of products made from recycled carpet; as well as non-governmental organizations (NGO's) and local government agencies.

Carpet America Recovery Effort Releases 2013 Annual Report

Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), the primary non-profit organization charged with advancing market-based solutions for carpet recycling and landfill diversion, has reported a more than 52 percent increase in U.S. gross post-consumer carpet collections from 2012 to 2013. As revealed in the organization's 2013 Annual Report, CARE partners have diverted 534 million pounds of carpet, or 14 percent of the 3.7 billion pounds of total discarded carpet, from landfills last year.

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