The Carpet and Rug Institute has announced that today California AB 2398, the nation's first carpet-specific recycling law, goes into effect. All carpet sold or shipped into California must include a $0.05/square yard assessment. The funds raised from this assessment will be used to increase the amount of carpet that is diverted and recycled from California landfills.

Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is the carpet stewardship organization for AB 2398. For more information, contact Anthony Cline, CARE operations manager, at acline@carpetrecovery.org or (706) 428-2127. For our previous coverage on AB 2398, click here.