California's Carpet Stewardship Bill signed into law
October 1, 2010
LOS ANGELES — A whole new phase of carpet recycling was ushered in yesterday, when California signed into law AB 2398, California''s Carpet Stewardship Bill, according to a press release.
The bill, which was sponsored by Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, (D-Los Angeles) represents new thinking in the area of product stewardship in that it incentivizes carpet recycling by rewarding those entrepreneurs and inventors who produce marketable products made from post-consumer carpet, the release stated.
The bill generates revenue through an initial assessment of five-cents per square yard of carpet sold in California, the release noted.
According to the release, manufacturers — either singly or as a group — will be required to establish a stewardship plan with the state for implementing carpet recycling.