CRI to participate in multi-industry group

Home News CRI to participate in multi-industry group

DALTON—The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) is taking a key role in the Product Management Alliance (PMA), an inter-industry partnership designed to promote market-based solutions for extended producer responsibility. According to the group, its mission is to “support voluntary, market-based, extended producer responsibility efforts and incentives for increased recovery and sustainable product and package design.”

CRI’s government relations director, Jennifer Mendez currently serves as PMA treasurer, and said it is important for CRI to be with PMA pointing to California’s AB 2398 Carpet Stewardship Bill and noting similar bills are pending or under consideration in several states. Plus Mendez expects to soon see broad-based framework legislation that addresses multiple industries and product classes in 2012.

“It’s important for the carpet and other industries to join forces and have our voices heard on the vital issue of end-of-life management for products before governments pass more mandates,” she said. “Business models for product recovery need to work for all the parties involved, for the sake of our economy as well as the environment.”

For more information, call 706.428.2125.

Must Read

Web exclusive: Hardwood executives forced to adjust 2020 forecasts

By Reginald Tucker Turns out that even the most aspirational flooring products such as hardwood flooring are not immune to the economic effects of COVID-19. Hardwood...

States take varying approaches on essential construction policies

The coronavirus pandemic has temporarily shuttered thousands of businesses throughout the U.S. and disrupted scores of construction projects in the process. According to statistics...

WFCA to host coronavirus Q&A

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic the WFCA has worked diligently to provide cutting-edge, current information on how the decisions made in Washington, D.C. will impact...

NWFA to hold virtual expo

The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is set to host its first ever Virtual Expo April 29-May 1. Attendees will participate in a combination of pre-recorded...

DuChateau remains open amid COVID-19

San Diego, Calif.–DuChateau said it remains open and ready to support its retail, architectural and design customers. The company said it has made several operational...

Mohawk Group offers free, virtual CEU programming

Calhoun, Ga.—For commercial architects and designers currently looking for learning and other professional development opportunities in the midst of a non-traditional workplace and social...