JUNE 2010

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.