Carpet America Recovery Effort


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Carpet America Recovery Effort

(CARE)
A voluntary initiative of the carpet industry and government to prevent carpet from burdening landfills, focusing on developing carpet reclamation and recycling methods.
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The agreement also created the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), a third-party organization sponsored and administered solely by industry overseeing the agreement's progress and developing opportunities for recovered carpet.
The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is accepting grant proposals for programs that provide for recycling or reuse of post-consumer carpet or that increase the demand for products made from the material.
DALTON, Ga.-The Carpet America Recovery Effort will hold its second annual conference at the Hilton Gardens in Pensacola Beach, Fla., April 29 to 30.
According to CARE, the Carpet America Recovery Effort, some 4 billion pounds (1.8 billion kg) of carpet are landfilled each year, while only about 300 million pounds (136 million kg) are currently recycled.
The Dalton, GA-based Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) recently announced that 224.6 million pounds of post-consumer carpet was diverted from landfills in 2005, a 108-percent increase over 2004.
Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) in Dalton, Ga., worked on this problem for three years with two small engineering firms, Project Consultants & Associates Inc.
In addition, Peoples will also be the executive director of the Carpet America Recovery Effort, the industry-led effort to divert carpet from landfills.
According to the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), in 2002, estimated total carpet discards equaled 4.7 billion pounds.