Flooring contractors are a vital part of the carpet recycling ecosystem. CARE is partnering with International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 16 (DC 16 in northern California) and District Council 36 (DC 36 in southern California) to incorporate carpet recycling information in their trainings.
CARE has been working with DC 16 and DC 36 to create and implement a training program for apprentice and journeymen flooring contractors. To supplement in-person training of apprentices, CARE has created a video that reinforces the reasons for recycling, explains the recycling process and the role that installers/contractors play, and shows what recycled carpet becomes:
Union trainees are given a quiz following their training to reinforce the video’s messages.
If you would like more information about flooring contractor training, contact CARE (CA@carpetrecovery.org).