More than 340 million pounds of carpet is discarded in California landfills every year—carpet that could be recycled into useful new products. The California Carpet Stewardship Program is working to develop markets for recycled post-consumer carpet via grants, technical assistance and promotion.
Post-consumer carpet is recycled by processors into fibers or plastic pellets, which can be used to make a broad range of products, including carpet, carpet tiles, carpet underlayment, and products for the automotive, transportation, and construction industries.
To learn more about products using recycled carpet material and the Double GreenTM designation, contact Market Development associate Mike Tinney to request a presentation.
Buy Recycled – Recycled Post-Consumer Carpet Product Vendors (v.Dec 2016 – download)
| American Fiber Cushion
Contact: Jack Weitz
Contact: Tod Kean
| Carpet Solutions
Contact: Hayley Sherga
Water Management Products
Contact: Kellyn Hargett
Modular Carpet Tile Standard product lines when combined with GlasBacRE backing:
Contact: Eric Nelson
| Reliance Carpet Eco-Cushion
Carpet Cushion Padding
Contact: Bob Reiss
| SafePath Products
Contact: Tim Vander Heiden
| Sierra Mat and Rubber
Contact: Loren Jessop
| Visions Paint Recycling
Contact: Jim Chamberlin
Vendor list current as of August 2016.
CARE 2017 Recycled Content Products Catalog
Post-consumer carpet is recycled into fibers, broadloom and carpet tiles, and plastic pellets, which can be used to make a range of products for industries including: automotive, transportation, construction and home and garden. CARE publishes a catalog that features a wide array of products utilizing recycled carpet content. By specifying and purchasing these products, architects, designers and engineers can qualify for project certifications, such as LEED, NSF/ANSI 140, EPDs and more.
In 2016, California public agencies and their contractors were eligible for grants to support the procurement of products made with post-consumer recycled carpet. This program may be revived in the future. Learn more on the Grants page.
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