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Advocates and researchers urging American carpet industry to embrace EPR policies

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As U.S. states struggle to address what many are calling a nationwide waste crisis - caused by China's recent refusal to accept and process American plastic waste -advocates and researchers are urging America's carpet manufacturers to improve the recyclability of their products and take responsibility for the waste that they create.

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National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) Forms to Promote a Circular Economy Through Producer Responsibility

National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) Forms to Promote a Circular Economy Through Producer Responsibility

While countries around the world discuss and transition to a “circular economy,” the concept is relatively new to the United States. The National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) was created to push the U.S. in the direction of a circular economy, which is a generic term for an industrial economy that is, by design or intention, restorative and in which material flows are of two types, biological nutrients, designed to reenter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate at high quality without entering the biosphere. In short, a closed loop system where materials are all reused and recycled indefinitely.

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