During COVID, the CARE California team has been staying home and staying safe while working to increase carpet recycling across the state. Recent virtual presentations include:
Program Director Jacy Bolden provided an overview presentation to Waste Management’s Sustainability Services team leadership on recycling and waste diversion opportunities via CARE’s no-cost carpet recycling program in August. In addition, Jacy Bolden and Market Development Manager Rob Thiess have presented to hard surface flooring companies, such as LL Flooring, on savings opportunities via carpet recycling available to their flooring installation partners.
Rob Thiess will present on the procurement of products containing post-consumer carpet to the State Agency Government Employee (SAGE) group of CalRecycle later this month.
Senior Associate Lisa Mekis has switched from in-person to online training of apprentice flooring installers of International Unions of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District 16. Lisa’s sessions include the correct preparation of carpet for recycling and how and where to take it. She has reached over 100 installers so far this year.
Need video suggestions? Check out the CARE YouTube channel for carpet recycling public service announcements, installer instruction videos and grant case studies.