CARE Presents Person & Recycler of the Year Awards

Orlando, FL, May 10, 2018-Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has named its Person of the Year and Recycler of the Year for 2017.

The two honors were awarded during the organization's 16th annual conference, held in Orlando, Florida on May 9, 2018.

Mike Tinney, CARE's 2017 Person of the Year, works as a consultant for CARE in California. Tinney has a wealth of experience in market development for recycled materials. He's been instrumental assisting CARE in developing products that utilize post-consumer carpet for the last four years.

After a long career in private industry, Tinney provided consulting services to the California Energy Commission, the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis, and the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Mike has also worked closely with CalRecycle for 6 years, developing a business assistance program that focuses on tire-derived products.

CarpetCycle has been named CARE's 2017 Recycler of the Year. Lead by CARE Board Member Sean Ragiel, the New Jersey-based company began recycling carpet in 2009. Since its inception, CarpetCycle has diverted more than 200 million pounds of carpet from U.S. landfills. The company services the Eastern United States from Washington D.C. to Maine.

In 2017, CarpetCycle introduced Quiet Tech, a new and innovative product made with post-consumer carpet. Quiet-Tech is a recycled acoustic insulation product that is made up of 85-90% recycled materials.