CARE submitted the California Carpet Stewardship Plan 2023-2027 to CalRecycle on September 22, 2022.
Since the previous 2018–2022 Plan, the Program has greatly expanded carpet recycling in California, including providing public Drop-off Sites in all of the state’s 58 counties, increasing quantities collected for recycling and reuse, expanding markets for recycling products, and reaching the previous statutory rate goal. The Program has made these advances despite the COVID-19 pandemic, rampant inflationary pressures, disastrous wildfires, and utility bankruptcy that have hindered economic activity and recycling growth in California and has outpaced other product recycling programs in this enormously challenging environment.
CARE’s proposed next five-year plan sets out how CARE will work toward achieving the goals set out by statute and adopted by CalRecycle. As the statutorily identified carpet stewardship organization since inception of the carpet recycling program in California, CARE is committed to strengthening this program and building on its multi-year track record of increased carpet recycling.