The mission of CARE is to advance market-based solutions that increase landfill diversion and recycling of post-consumer carpet, encourage design for recyclability and meet meaningful goals as approved by the CARE Board of Directors.
Post-consumer carpet diversion and recycling are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable for all stakeholders.
We believe in:
- Market-Based solutions
- Hierarchy of Waste Management
- Sustainable practices (economic, social and environmental)
- Resource conservation
- Multi-stakeholder collaboration
- Professional ethics and integrity
- Anti-trust compliance
Evaluation and Reporting
The CARE BOD annually reports on the progress toward the goals of CARE. Stakeholders maintain active roles in CARE to assist with data collection,analysis, and program evaluation to ensure transparency in reporting on thestatus of activity.
CARE issues an annual report at the CARE Annual Conference each year. This report offers updated market development opportunities for recovered carpet, information on quantities managed through various management options, an assessment of successes and obstacles encountered during the reporting period, and a summary national efforts related to carpet recycling. CARE posts the reports on their website and publicizes them through other means.
Download the CARE annual report.
CARE Board of Directors – 2021
Ranae Anderson – Universal Fiber Systems LLC
Russell Bennett– Tarkett
Eric Boender – Starnet Worldwide Commercial and Flooring Partnership
John Bradford – Interface
Chad Chaffin – Southeastern Recycling
Dennis Daniel – Dixie Group
Ron Greitzer – L.A. Fiber Company Inc.
Brandon Kersey – Engineered Floors
Robert Marshall – Mohawk
Bob Peoples – CARE, Executive Director
Sean Ragiel – CarpetCycle, LLC
Louis Renbaum – DC Foam/Wellman Plastics Recycling
Wyatt Rollins – Shaw Industries Inc.
Franco Rossi – Aquafil USA
Kasey Wakefield – Kruse Carpet Recycling
Joe Yarbrough – The Carpet and Rug Institute