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    CARE names Jacy Bolden director of California Carpet Stewardship Program

CARE names Jacy Bolden director of California Carpet Stewardship Program

Dalton, Ga.—Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has named Jacy Bolden as the first full-time director of the California Carpet Stewardship Program. Bolden comes to CARE with extensive experience in product stewardship, waste and environmental policy as the founder of consulting firm The JBC Groups. Her work includes corporate sales, solid waste systems, recycling and composting operations, and nonprofit management, as well as municipal and local government program operations and policy development. In 2004,

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    California recycling bill signed into law

California recycling bill signed into law

October 23/30, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 10 By Ken Ryan   The two major carpet mills and industry trade associations gave a thumbs down to California’s new carpet recycling law, which will require manufacturers selling carpet in the state to implement a stewardship program that sets a carpet recycling goal of 24% by 2020. At stake here, observers say, is the risk of losing carpet sales in a state of

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    Mannington Mills donates $10,000 to local nonprofit

Mannington Mills donates $10,000 to local nonprofit

Salem, N.J.—Mannington Mills, the parent company of San Jose, Calif.-based Burke Industries, has donated $10,000 to the local nonprofit organization Silicon Valley FACES, as part of its commitment to being a good corporate citizen in all of the communities where it has operations. Silicon Valley FACES is dedicated to creating and promoting an empathetic and inclusive community free of bias, bigotry and violence. Mannington’s donation will support Camp Common Ground

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    Carpet industry donates carpet tile to charities

Carpet industry donates carpet tile to charities

Chicago—Nearly 11,000 pounds of carpet were discarded from showrooms at TheMART in Chicago since NeoCon 2017. Instead of taking the used carpet to landfills, carpet manufacturers and local non-profit organizations have collaborated to repurpose the carpet for social good. Designs for Dignity, one of the nonprofit collaborators, will use the carpet to renovate the workspaces of other Illinois nonprofits. This partnership is viewed as a win-win-win as carpet tile is diverted from landfills

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    CARE faces challenging climate for recycling

CARE faces challenging climate for recycling

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Ken Ryan   Since its founding in 2002, members of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) have kept over 4.6 billion pounds of waste carpet out of landfills. To this day this non-profit organization charged with advancing market-based solutions for carpet recycling and landfill diversion continues to do good work. However, CARE’s efforts have become more difficult as the price of oil

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    CARE names 2016 award winners

CARE names 2016 award winners

Indianapolis—Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), the non-profit organization charged with advancing market-based solutions for carpet recycling and landfill diversion, has named Dick Kruse and Interface the organization’s Person of the Year and Recycler of the Year for 2016, respectively. The two honors were awarded during the organization’s 15th annual conference, held here on May 10-11. Kruse is a member of CARE’s board of directors and founded Kruse Carpet Recycling in Indianapolis.

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    CARE releases annual recycling report

CARE releases annual recycling report

May 8/15, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 24 Indianapolis—Members participating in the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) program diverted more than 488 million pounds of carpet from U.S. landfills in 2016—down nearly 6% from 2015. That’s according to the group’s annual report, released at CARE’s 15th annual conference held here earlier this month. Of the carpet diverted to recycling, 167 million pounds were recycled into carpet and other consumer products, 174

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    Texan Floor Service joins Fuse Alliance

Texan Floor Service joins Fuse Alliance

Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance has welcomed Texan Floor Service as its newest dealer partner. Texan Floor Service, which serves the Houston area, is a full-service commercial flooring company. With the addition of this member the Fuse Alliance network has grown to 84 professional flooring partners in more than 150 locations throughout the United States and Canada. “Texan Floor Service brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our network, and

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    CARE conference: Recycling solutions take center stage

CARE conference: Recycling solutions take center stage

May 23/30, 2016; Volume 30, Number 24 By Ken Ryan Greenville, S.C.—Scores of industry members convened at the 14th annual Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) conference here to discuss the ongoing challenges facing the carpet recycling market. The event welcomed a record numbers of attendees and exhibitors. Bob Peoples, executive director of CARE, said the strong turnout amid tough economic conditions—driven primarily by lower oil prices—underscores the commitment of the

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    CARE names recycler, persons of the year

CARE names recycler, persons of the year

Dalton—The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), which develops new processes, products, equipment and markets that reuse the valuable raw materials of post-consumer carpet, named Aquafil USA the CARE Recycler of the Year for Aquafil’s historic and continuous consumption of post-consumer nylon 6 carpet across the U.S. Aquafil’s reclamation of post-consumer carpet is a first step in the Econyl Regeneration System, which creates recycled nylon 6 fibers from post-consumer carpet in a

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    CARE awards $2 million in grants

CARE awards $2 million in grants

Sacramento, Calif.—Carpet America Recovery Effort’s (CARE) California Carpet Stewardship Program has formally signed contracts to distribute approximately $2 million in grant funding for six capital improvement and three product testing projects, with 85% of funding allocated for California-based projects. In total, the award funding will result in millions of pounds of recycled California-generated post-consumer carpet (PCC) output and tens of new California jobs by the end of 2016. The grant funding supports capital

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    CARE to host public workshops in California

CARE to host public workshops in California

Dalton—Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) will host public workshops in California on March 8 and 10 to solicit input and feedback from various stakeholders about the future of carpet recycling. These informational and interactive workshops will provide participants with an overview of the past and current state of carpet recycling in California and the opportunity to contribute ideas, insights, and recommendations on CARE’s planning efforts around carpet stewardship in 2017

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    CARE forms California council on carpet recovery

CARE forms California council on carpet recovery

Sacramento, Calif.–The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has announced the formation of the California Council on Carpet Recycling (Carpet Council), an 18-member advisory group, selected to provide guidance to CARE on California’s carpet recycling efforts. According to CARE, the Council represents diverse stakeholders from across the state and carpet recycling industry, including carpet retailers and installers; collectors, haulers and processors of recycled carpet; manufacturers of products made from recycled carpet;

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    California Carpet Stewardship assessment to increase on April 1

California Carpet Stewardship assessment to increase on April 1

Sacramento, Calif.–The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and CalRecycle announced at a public meeting an updated assessment fee of 20 cents per square yard on all carpet sold or shipped in California, effective April 1, 2016. The rate is an increase from the previous assessment of 10 cents per square yard, to be collected as a non-tax item at the point of sale, throughout the sale and distribution chain, to

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Tandus Centiva named CARE’s 2014 Recycler of the Year

Dalton—Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), the primary non-profit organization charged with advancing market-based solutions for carpet recycling and landfill diversion, has named Tandus Centiva its Recycler of the Year for 2014. The honor was awarded during the organization’s 13th annual conference held in New Orleans May 13 and 14. Tandus Centiva employs ReStart, the industry’s first closed-loop recycling program, through its Dalton-based environmental center. ReStart is designed to reclaim and

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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