The CAREless Carpet Indutry: A Critique of the California Carpet Stewardship Program’s Reliance on Incineration

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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.