Developing Market Based Solutions for the Recycling & Reuse of Post-Consumer Carpet
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CARE CA Program Q3 2020 Results Show Resilience
Despite the economic and operational disruptions caused by the pandemic, California’s carpet recycling rate rebounded to 20.5% in Q3 2020, up from 19.8% in the second quarter, according to CARE’s latest quarterly update for the California Carpet Stewardship Program. Residential carpet sales were up versus Q2, while commercial carpet sales lagged as employees worked from home and major projects were postponed.
The Program in Q3 saw:
21.8 Million pounds of carpet collected (+31% vs. Q2)
14.3 Million pounds of recycled output (+32% vs. Q2))
$5.27 Million in subsidy payouts.
CARE continues to evaluate the pandemic impacts and review the Covid Action Plan on an on-going basis.The COVID-19 impact on both sales of new flooring as well as the carpet recycling community has been significant. According to direct feedback from a stakeholder, CARE’s COVID Action Plan “made a dramatic difference for all of us in the carpet recycling community. The industry stood on the precipice of imploding. The immediate and measured proactive initiatives undertaken by CARE… were not mere handouts, but tactical financial assistance measures that served to ensure market stability.”