In 2011 significant progress was made toward diverting carpet from landfills across the United States, and recycling post-consumer carpet into new products. CARE's Tenth Annual Report documents the landfill diversion rate for the 2011 calendar year (January to December), and evaluates CARE's progress since the organization released its first Annual Report for 2002. The 2011 Annual Report, the result of surveys conducted CARE, provides data on the various diversion management methods: recycling, reuse, cement kilns, and waste-to-energy applications. The report also covers product and market development activities and industry products and programs.
CARE's past Annual Reports, covering the 2002 thru 2010 calendar years, are also available for download:
This report is intended as a record by the Carpet Stewardship Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Joint Committee to record the status of the national MOU Negotiations. The Joint Committee are those individuals that participated as voting members in the national MOU Negotiations. The purpose of the negotiations, which took place from April 2010 through August 2011, was to create the elements of a new MOU, to replace the original MOU signed in 2002. The negotiation process did not result in the agreements necessary to develop a new MOU. The Joint Committee voted unanimously to adopt this report as the record of its work to date, on September 8, 2011.
2007 CARE Independent Assessment (385 KB)
The Role of Using Carpet as a Fuel in Carpet Recovery
Dr. Matthew Realff (588 KB)
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