The Washington State Legislature recently postponed a new attack on carpet by failing to bring a bill out of committee that would have required carpet makers to fund a carpet stewardship organization. The legislation is dead for this year, but as the old Terminator would say, "I'll be back." Legislators will try again.
Sponsors were trying to get a program through that would increase carpet recycling infrastructure without cost to taxpayers in the state of Washington. The cost would have been on the back of carpet manufacturers who would be forced to pay carpet collectors and processors to run the state's recycling program.
Carpet manufacturers have been made into a modern-day version of the big bad wolf. Since carpet became the number one floor covering, it has been in the cross hairs of enemies inside and outside the flooring industry who have even recruited political assistance. CRI is doing what they were commissioned to do.
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