30 Jun '11, 8am

Calif. Slaps Fee on Carpet to Increase Recycling

Calif. Slaps Fee on Carpet to Increase Recycling

California’s new carpet stewardship law, which goes into effect on July 1, charges a 5-cent-per-square-yard fee on carpet sold in or shipped to the state to increase recycling and reuse of post-consumer carpet. Photo: Creative Commons, by Quadell Find your local recycling solution for carpet Starting July 1, Californians will be charged an extra nickel for every square yard of carpet they buy, as part of a new state law that aims to keep carpet out of the landfill. Passed last September, California Assembly Bill 2398 is the first product stewardship law in the nation to specially address carpet. The concept of product stewardship is defined by a manufacturer assuming responsibility for its product’s end-of-life disposal and recycling. READ: What is a Producer’s Responsibility? California’s new legislation will do exactly that, requiring carpet manufacturers to develop a co...

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