CARE’s California Carpet Stewardship Program has awarded four additional grants, totaling $1.14 million, through its 2021 Capital Improvements cycle (labeled Cycle 5A). Cycle 5A funds are designated for infrastructure to establish and improve California-sourced post-consumer carpet (PCC) collection, processing and manufacturing into end products.
Cycle 5A awardees are:
- Circular Polymers in Lincoln, CA ($450,000) for additional equipment to process commercial broadloom carpet and tile, including traditionally hard-to-recycle polyurethane-backed tile.
- Hayward Transfer Station in Hayward, CA ($50,000) for additional containers to service flooring retailers in the Bay Area.
- Aquafil Carpet Recycling 2 in Woodland, CA ($192,000) for the purchase of equipment that will improve its PET material for a wider variety of end markets.
- RISE Composite Technologies in Mankato, MN ($450,000) for equipment that will assist a California processor in shipping significant quantities of PCC to its manufacturing facility, which produces a wide variety of consumer building products.
These new capital projects anticipate recycling or collecting an additional 15 million pounds of PCC annually once fully operational.
For more information about CARE’s grant program, please visit our California grants webpage.