Carpet recycling, oil, and voluntary product stewardship

A Feb. 5, 2018 feature in Floor Covering Weekly by Janet Herlihy examined the difficulties facing the carpet recycling industry: the drop in oil prices resulted in a dramatic drop in demand for recycled polymers, carpet being but one example, which has been "devastating for businesses involved in [carpet] recycling."

In addition, less than half of the businesses who signed-up in 2015 for the Carpet and Rug Institute's Voluntary Product Stewardship program to "develop market-based solutions for carpet recycling" are active today and many have closed their doors.

Read more about CARE and the California Carpet Stewardship program.