For Immediate Release: Industry Conferences

Bob Peoples, Executive Director, CARE
Phone: 706-428-2127

Registration Now Open for the Carpet Recycling Industry's Annual Conference, May 7-8 in Indianapolis

Conference Theme: “Carpet Recycling: Chasing the Checkered Flag”

Dalton, GA – Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) will hold its 22nd Annual Conference for the national carpet recycling industry on May 7-8, 2024 at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites in Indianapolis, Indiana. The theme of the Conference, “Carpet Recycling: Chasing the Checkered Flag” highlights the recent developments in carpet recycling technology and opportunities that are moving carpet out of the waste stream to becoming a valued and sought-after input for manufacturing.


“We are looking forward to a vibrant, fast-moving Conference with a wide array of expert speakers,” noted CARE Executive Director Bob Peoples. “The carpet recycling industry is moving fast and there is so much to talk about that we have extended the Conference to two full days this year. Past participants say that networking is one of the primary benefits of this gathering, so we’re scheduling plenty of time for that, too.”


Confirmed speakers for the 22nd Annual Conference include Floor Focus publisher Kemp Harr, Alli Chertack of the American Chemistry Council, Dr. Don Wingard of PRET Advanced Materials, Maria Field of Ascend Performance Materials, Kirsten Ritchie at Gensler, Melanie Taylor with the Synthetic Turf Council and Dr. Matthew Realff of Georgia Tech, among others. Additional speakers will be announced. See the full agenda here.


Registration for the Conference is open now.


Calendar Listing:

What: CARE 2024 Annual Conference: “Carpet Recycling: Chasing the Checkered Flag”; meeting of carpet recycling industry professionals

When: May 7-8, 2024

Where: Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, Indianapolis, IN

CARE 2024 Conference logo - chasing the checkered flag

About Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE)

Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the landfill diversion, reuse and recycling of waste carpet through market-based solutions that benefit the economy as well as the environment.


Since 2002, CARE has diverted more than 5 billion pounds of carpet from landfills in the United States and promoted the use and development of products containing materials derived from carpet. CARE members include independent carpet recyclers, carpet manufacturers, dealers, retailers and suppliers, and non-governmental organizations.


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