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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 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 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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    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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    CARE takes next step in PET challenge

CARE takes next step in PET challenge

May 25/June 1, 2015; Volume 29/Number 4 By Nadia Ramlakhan New Orleans—More than 135 attendees came together in New Orleans for the 13th Annual Carpet America Recovery Effort CARE Conference, held May 13 and 14 here. The numbers reported at this year’s event indicated members diverted 490 million pounds of post-consumer carpet (PCC) from U.S. landfills last year. While these numbers area preliminary, Bob Peoples, executive director, said the information

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    Care releases 2013 annual report: 534 million pounds of carpet diverted from landfills

Care releases 2013 annual report: 534 million pounds of carpet diverted from landfills

August 4/11, 2014; Volume 28/Number 4 Dalton—Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), the primary non-profit organization charged with advancing market-based solutions for carpet recycling and landfill diversion, has reported a more than 52% increase in U.S. gross post-consumer carpet collections from 2012 to 2013. As revealed in the organization’s 2013 annual report, CARE partners have diverted 534 million pounds of carpet, or 14% of the 3.7 billion pounds of total discarded

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    CARE releases 2013 annual report

CARE releases 2013 annual report

Dalton — Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), the primary non-profit organization charged with advancing market-based solutions for carpet recycling and landfill diversion, has reported a more than 52% increase in U.S. gross post-consumer carpet collections from 2012 to 2013. As revealed in the organization’s 2013 Annual Report, CARE partners have diverted 534 million pounds of carpet, or 14% of the 3.7 billion pounds of total discarded carpet, from landfills last

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    Carpet America Recovery Effort: Upbeat mood despite PET challenge

Carpet America Recovery Effort: Upbeat mood despite PET challenge

May 12/19, 2014; Volume 27/Number 27 By Ken Ryan Even as the carpet recycling industry grapples with the rise in polyesters (PET) in face fibers, the good news is the rate of recycling has reached unprecedented numbers in the history of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE). Bob Peoples, executive director of CARE, said he was “delightfully surprised” by the mood at the 12th annual conference, especially given the ongoing

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    CARE elects new chairman

CARE elects new chairman

Seattle — Brendan McSheehy, vice president of innovation, sustainability and intellectual properties at Universal Fibers, was elected chairman of the board for the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE). Joe Yarbrough, the new president of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), was elected vice chairman.

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CRI’s Mendez, CARE’s Peoples spotlighted as “People Driving the Industry”

From the CRI blog Posted: 06 Jun 2013 03:30 AM PDT | carpet-and-rug-institute-blog.com For their efforts on behalf of the carpet industry, Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) vice president and government relations director Jennifer Mendez and Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) executive director Dr. Robert (Bob) Peoples were two of several carpet industry people named to Floor Covering News’ list of People Driving the Industry in the magazine’s May 13/20,

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Peoples named CARE’s executive director

Dalton, Ga.—The board of directors of Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) announces its selection of Dr. Robert Peoples as the new executive director of the industry-led coalition dedicated to the landfill diversion of carpet. “Dr. Peoples’ experience in sustainability, the carpet industry, and the CARE organization itself make him the ideal choice,” said CARE Board Chairman and Carpet and Rug Institute President Werner Braun.

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    CARE: Celebrating a decade of national carpet recycling

CARE: Celebrating a decade of national carpet recycling

Finding aftermarket potential for PET is next frontier by Matthew Spieler San Diego—While members of the carpet industry had been working on ways to divert products from the landfill and recycle them into either new carpet or another end-use product since the early 1990s, it wasn’t until the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) was created 10 years ago that things really began to happen.

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Sikorski leaving CARE

Georgina Sikorski, executive director of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), has informed the organization’s board she will resign her post shortly after the group’s Annual Meeting in April. In a March 5 letter, Sikorski told CARE chairman Werner Braun she is leaving to pursue other projects, but that she is, “very proud of the organization and what we have accomplished together.”

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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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