Thursday, May 26, 2011

Carpet recycling reaches a milestone

From Waste & Recycling News, a great story about a CARE carpet recycling milestone:

Milestones abound for the Carpet America Recovery Effort(CARE), which recently reported that in 2010 its members surpassed the 2 billion pound mark for carpet diverted from landfills. That´s a cumulative figure since the organization´s founding in 2002.

In 2010, CARE members diverted 338 million pounds of carpet from landfills -- an increase of 9% over 2009. And of that carpet, more than 271 million pounds were recycled back into carpet and other consumer products, according to CARE´s recently released annual report.

Under CARE´s leadership, carpet recycling in the U.S. has increased by 490%.


  1. That is great. Do you have any numbers for Canadian Carpet Recycling?

  2. Hi Janine, check out CARE here (pdf):