AB 2398 (John Perez) - Carpet Product Stewardship
Summary: Requires producers of carpet to participate in a product stewardship program, under a plan approved by CalRecycle. This bill now has the support of the recyclers, carpet manufacturers, local governments, and environmental groups.
Position and Status. CAW supports. This bill passed the legislature and was signed by the Governor on September 30, establishing the nation's first comprehensive and industry-financed carpet recycling program. It previously passed the policy and fiscal committees in the Assembly and Senate.
Sample support letter (Fax to Governor's Office: 916-558-3177, Attn: Legislative Affairs)
Here are some great examples of support letters that have been sent:
Description. AB 2398 requires manufacturers of carpet sold in California to develop, operate and finance a program to comprehensively manage end of life carpet generated California. The manufacturers are authorized to establish a fee of 5 cents/yard to cover the costs of the program. There is a sales prohibition on products made from non-conforming producers. This measure will create increased demand for recycled carpet products in California by increasing the state’s recycled content requirement for carpet bought by the state (from 10% post-consumer recycled content to 25% post-consumer carpet content).
Teresa Bui (916) 443-5422
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