Free Webinar: Lessons Learned: The Fundamentals of Carpet Recycling, April 17, 3-4 pm ET

  • 17 April 2024
  • Start time : 03:00 PM
  • End time : 04:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Los Angeles
Webinar: Lessons Learned: The Fundamentals of Carpet Recycling
Event Description

Wall-to-wall carpet and carpet tile can be recycled into useful new products if collected and processed. This session will look at the tremendous progress in carpet recycling in California following the passage of AB 2398, the first carpet stewardship law in the country. The CA carpet recycling rate has reached 34%, compared to less than 5% in the rest of the US. This Program’s success indicates that carpet can be the most sustainable flooring choice because it can be recycled, unlike other flooring materials.

Presenter Lisa Mekis has been working in the field with CARE’s California Carpet Stewardship Program since 2014. Her presentation will cover the law’s requirements, how the stewardship program functions, and the carpet recycling process, along with challenges ranging from carpet collection to processing to market development. Participants will gain a detailed understanding of the carpet recycling ecosystem and how they can better engage to support and benefit from the growing carpet recycling rate. Your participation will help CARE assess and improve the Program’s commercial services.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Los Angeles
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Lisa Mekis has 20 years of experience in Environmental Sustainability as a project manager, facilitator, and program strategist in a variety of sectors including energy, agriculture, architecture, higher education, and solid waste. As Senior Associate for Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), Lisa helps grow the California Carpet Stewardship Program’s capacity by expanding the collections network, developing partnerships, and conducting education and outreach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Culture, Ecology, and Sustainability from the New College of California and has completed advanced training in Environmentally Sustainable Design.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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