More than 320 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.
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.
CARE 2017 Recycled Content Products Catalog
Post-consumer carpet is recycled into fibers, broadloom and carpet tiles, and plastic pellets, which can be used to make a range of products for industries including: automotive, transportation, construction and home and garden. CARE publishes a catalog that features a wide array of products utilizing recycled carpet content. By specifying and purchasing these products, architects, designers and engineers can qualify for project certifications, such as LEED, NSF/ANSI 140, EPDs and more.
Manufacturers are finding many exciting uses for post consumer recycled carpet as a feedstock in their operations. Learn more and request a free sample.
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.
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