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Carpet America Recovery Effort releases 2010 Annual Report

May 2, 2011

AMELIA ISLAND, FL — Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) members diverted 338 million pounds of carpet from the landfill in 2010, an increase of nine percent over 2009, according to a press release.

Of the carpet diverted, more than 271 million pounds was recycled back into carpet and other consumer products, the release noted.

These results were presented at the organization''s Ninth Annual Conference held April 26 through April 28 at the Amelia Island Plantation, the release stated.

"CARE members achieved the nine percent increase in carpet diversion and a 10 percent increase in recycling, continuing year-over-year growth," said Frank Hurd, CARE board chairman.

"Since 2002, CARE has increased carpet diversion by 490 percent. We are very proud of our members'' achievements in 2010," Hurd added.

According to the release, CARE''s nationwide network of carpet recyclers increased to a total of 98 in 2010.

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