CARE will hold its 19th Annual Conference on August 31-September 1 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme of the Conference, “Carpet Recycling: Forward Together,” illustrates an industry that has come through the financial and social pain caused by the pandemic ready to collaborate and grow the carpet recycling ecosystem.

“We had such high hopes for the18th Conference in 2020; it had the theme “Carpet Recycling Comes of Age,” notes CARE Executive Director Bob Peoples. “We have lost more than a year due to Covid-19. However, we are pleased that our California COVID Action Plan supported recyclers in their time of need. Now our stakeholders are focused on tackling the challenges of a recovering industry with innovation and creativity. This Conference will see a lot of exciting conversations.”

The Conference will feature expert speakers Perc Pineda of the Plastics Industry Association and Kemp Harr, Editor in Chief of Floor Focus Magazine and, along with collectors, processors and manufacturers from around the country discussing developments in chemical recycling, EPR, and policy. Participants will interact with long-time recyclers as well as with entrepreneurs who are pushing the envelope of carpet recycling technology. Sessions will be of interest to equipment suppliers as well as those interested in feedstocks. There will be ample time for networking.

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