Anthony cline


Presentation Title

The State of Carpet Recycling in the U.S.

Anthony Cline, Operations Director, Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE)


Carpet recycling in the U.S. has long been a challenge. CARE, now in operation for over 17 years, is the only organization focused on carpet recycling. CA is the only state with a mandatory carpet recycling law. This seminar will focus on national trends and a comparison between CA and the rest of the country. What works and what does not, barriers to carpet recycling and market dynamics. In addition, we will look at where recycling takes place and innovative new processes and products that use post-consumer carpet.  There will be time for detailed questions and answer. 

Learning Objectives

1. Develop an understanding of carpet recycling and the challenges.

2. Gain an appreciation for how carpet is recycled and process technologies available.

3. Learn about products available with post-consumer carpet content and Double GreenSMproducts.

4. What are the key contacts for additional information when it comes to carpet recycling.


Anthony Cline, Operations Director for the Carpet America Recovery Effort, has currently been with the organization for 7 years. Anthony manages the national voluntary stewardship program that administered by CARE and funded by the Carpet and Rug Institute.  He resides in Tunnel Hill, GA where he is heavily engaged in Rotary and Keep America Beautiful. Anthony holds Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Systems from Dalton State University. He also holds Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas.