CA State Slaps Fee on Carpet to Increase Recycling

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....

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*Article by Alexis Petru of Earth 911