Approximately 2.9 million tons of carpet and rugs are disposed of annually, and only 4.5 percent of carpet was recycled in 2010. While carpet poses less of a toxicity hazard than some other products, it is a bulky item that represents a cost to generators for handling and disposal. Greenhouse gas emissions reductions can also be achieved when carpet is recycled. Some carpet manufacturers adopted product stewardship as an operating principle, offering early take-back programs and recycled content products.
What is PSI Doing on Carpet?