CARE releases 2009 annual report
Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) reports
that in 2009, CARE members diverted more than 311 million pounds
of post-consumer carpet from landfills. Of that amount, 246 million
pounds – nearly 80 percent of the total – was recycled back into
carpet and other consumer products.
Also in 2009, the carpet recycling industry
continued its growth trend, employing more than 1600 people across
the United States.
The past year has been one of significant
accomplishments for CARE, said board chairman Frank Hurd. Most
notable: a six percent increase in carpet diversion and 561 new
jobs resulting directly from carpet recycling.