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Waiting for Take-Back Programs for Building Materials

However, a lone law in California mandating EPR programs for carpet points to the building product sector’s strongest adopter of take-back programs to date. Multiple carpet manufacturers are managing their products at the back end by reclaiming flooring and re-manufacturing it into the same product again in a “closed loop” system that diverts waste from landfills. Programs for other big-ticket building products are harder to find, but a limited number of manufacturers of vinyl siding and roofing panels have systems in place, and others could be poised to follow suit.

Published November 1, 2013

Pearson, C. (2013, November 1). Waiting for Take-Back Programs for Building Materials. Retrieved from