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Carpet America Recovery Effort honors innovators

The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) recognized leaders in the field of carpet recycling at the organization’s eleventh annual conference.

Sean Ragiel, CARE board member and founder of CarpetCycle, was named Person of the Year and Columbia Recycling Earned the Recycler of the Year award.

A native of New Jersey, Ragiel founded CarpetCycle in 1999. CarpetCycle crews go into commercial buildings from Boston to Washington D.C. to salvage carpet prior to remodeling and during demolition.

Ragiel is a current member of the CARE board of directors and has been a member of CARE since its creation.

Columbia Recyclers, based in Dalton, Georgia, was named CARE Recycler of the Year.