More than 300 million pounds of carpet is discarded in California landfills every year—carpet that could be recycled into useful new products. The California Carpet Stewardship Program is working to develop markets for recycled post-consumer carpet via grants, technical assistance and promotion.
Post-consumer carpet is recycled by processors into fibers or plastic pellets, which can be used to make a broad range of products, including carpet, carpet tiles, carpet underlayment, and products for the automotive, transportation, and construction industries.
As part of its efforts to increase demand for recycled carpet, CARE has partnered with Ecomedes.com, a database of sustainable products designed for procurement professionals to reduce building operating costs and environmental impacts. Contractors, architects, building owners and others use Ecomedes to source and procure the best products to save time and money while improving the economic, environmental and social performance of their buildings. Each product listing provides a basic description along with information on recycled content, certifications and manufacturer takeback. On the Ecomedes page for CARE you can browse by product category and company and also search based on third-party standards and ecolabels such as Double Green, Green Label Plus and UL GREENGUARD.
Watch the intro video below and visit the CARE Ecomedes website here. https://care.ecomedes.com/
In 2016, California public agencies and their contractors were eligible for grants to support the procurement of products made with post-consumer recycled carpet. This program may be revived in the future. Learn more on the Grants page.
Manufacturers are finding many exciting uses for post consumer recycled carpet as a feedstock in their operations. Learn more and request a free sample.
Double GreenTM-labeled products contain recycled post-consumer carpet material plus at least one other post-consumer recycled material. To learn more about products using recycled carpet material and the Double GreenTM designation, contact Product and Market Development Manager Rob Thiess to request a presentation.
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