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