Developing Market Based Solutions for the Recycling & Reuse of Post-Consumer Carpet
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California Program: Q3 2021 Results Show Progress
Following on a solid performance in Q1 and Q2 2021, the California Program’s recycling rate for Q3 2021 was 28 percent, indicating that CARE could meet its target of 26 percent for the year – a major program accomplishment. The recycling rate is based on the amount of carpet recycled as a percent of carpet discarded, not as a percent of carpet collected. In Q3, 78% of carpet collected was recycled.
Gross collection increased to 24.9 million pounds for Q3.
However, recycler costs have escalated dramatically for transportation, labor, utilities and lease rates.
Subsidies paid to recyclers reached over $6.1 million.