Stakeholders to Discuss Innovation, Industry Maturity in Portland, OR
Dalton, GA – Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) will hold its 18th Annual Conference on May 12-13, 2020 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon. The theme of the Conference, “Carpet Recycling Comes of Age,” illustrates an industry that is maturing while making exciting progress in landfill diversion and market development.
“I have been more excited in the last several months than at any time in the last 18 years about the possibilities for our industry,” notes CARE Executive Director Robert Peoples. “Major changes are underway in terms of capacity expansion, two new West Coast processors, renewed interest in reuse, and at least two major new outlets for PET. We are moving from a startup industry to, for the first time, a sophisticated business-driven industry where we have real specifications, real supply chain contracts. CARE and the carpet recycling industry are about to grow up – and that’s very exciting.”
The Conference will feature expert speakers from PLASTICS (the Plastics Industry Association) along with collectors, processors and manufacturers from around the country discussing developments in chemical recycling, EPR, and the circular economy. Participants will interact with long-time recyclers along with entrepreneurs who are pushing the envelope of carpet recycling technology. Sessions will be of interest to equipment suppliers as well as those interested in feedstocks; nylon 6, nylon 66, polypropylene, polyester or Triexta (polytrimethylene terephthalate). There will be ample time for networking along with the traditional awards dinner.
About Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE)
Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the landfill diversion, reuse, and recycling of waste carpet, through market-based solutions that benefit the economy as well as the environment.
Since 2002, CARE has diverted more than 5 billion pounds of carpet from landfills in the United States and promoted the use and development of products containing materials derived from carpet. CARE members include independent carpet recyclers, carpet manufacturers, dealers, retailers and suppliers, and non-governmental organizations. For more information about CARE, visit www.carpetrecovery.org.
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