CRI's VPS Program Extended Through 2020

Dalton, GA, June 10, 2019-The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) is extending its Voluntary Product Stewardship (VPS) program for post-consumer carpet through the year 2020. 

Created in 2014, the VPS program is a voluntary, nationwide program that helps fund sorters and recyclers that divert post-consumer carpet from landfills. VPS was designed to accept all applicable post- consumer carpet, regardless of polymer type, primary materials, or construction. 

The VPS program is available across the United States, except for states or municipalities that have Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation or other regulations for post-consumer carpet. CARE will continue to be the administrator of the VPS program. 

The Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Board of Directors approved the VPS extension in May 2019. The industry is hopeful that the VPS program will continue to help the post-consumer carpet recycling marketplace to grow.