The planet is literally carpeted with carpet waste and it’s mostly (99%) plastic.  Less than 5% of U.S. carpet waste is recycled while 89% is landfilled and about 6% is treated in some form of incinerator.In California, carpet is one of the top ten biggest products in landfills.

California’s Carpet Stewardship Law is the first and only law in the U.S. that placed responsibility for establishing a recycling infrastructure on carpet producers. The law established a producer-implemented / consumer-funded program to help alleviate the landfill burden and promote a circular economy of carpet waste being reduced (through reuse and optimization) and recycled.

Yet CARE’s Stewardship Program is heavy on incineration and meager on recycling. Under the direction of the industry association, Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), California’s carpet stewardship program in its first five years failed to meet the industry-established goal of 16% recycling, while incineration increased. In the recently revised five-year strategy, CARE projected carpet incineration would vastly outpace the quantity recycled.

CalRecycle should send a clear regulatory signal that discourages incineration. Read More:

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