MARCH 2008

EPA and CARE provide carpet recycling award

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Carpet American Recovery Effort (CARE) will honor the organization, team or individual that has pursued and demonstrated innovative solutions or processes that have positively impacted carpet recycling.

The CARE Innovations in Carpet Recycling Award will be presented in May of 2008 at CARE’s 6th Annual Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Nominations may be submitted for innovations in carpet recycling with work done within the United States.

Award criteria include:

  • Work must involve the recycle and/or reuse of post-consumer carpet;
  • Post-consumer carpet must represent at least 10% of product’s total recycled pounds;
  • Post-consumer carpet used must be derived from the United States;
  • Concept must have been demonstrated commercially within the past 2 years;
  • Concept must be capable of substantial impact to landfill diversion of post-consumer carpet;

Submissions deadline is March 3, 2008. Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted electronically to