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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Advancing Carpet Stewardship: A How-To Guide

Advancing Carpet Stewardship: A How-To Guide

This how-to guide has been written to provide fundamental guidance and map out best practice strategies for setting up effective carpet stewardship programs. Its primary audience is state and local governments who play a role in setting policies, purchasing carpet, and collecting scrap carpet. This guide outlines several actions government representatives can take to advance carpet stewardship, whether through legislated or voluntary programs.

This document will also be valuable for other stakeholders in the carpet life cycle, such as manufacturers, major institutional and commercial buyers of carpet (e.g., commercial building owners and property management companies), construction and demolition (C&D) businesses, residential consumers and retailers, carpet dealers and installers, transporters, scrap carpet processors/recyclers, and environmental groups. Like government officials, these other stakeholders also have a responsibility -- and with EPR laws, a legal obligation -- to reduce the burden of scrap carpet on the communities they serve and live in.


Product Stewardship Institute

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October 2015

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GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


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