Jerry Brown, a governor in California, signed a legislation that covers carpet recycling. It will aid in the goal of California to accomplish its target of decreasing their greenhouse emissions by 40 per cent before 2030. The Carpet Recycling Act, also known as AB 1158, was authored by Kansen Chu, an assembly member while the sponsor of the law is the NSAC or National Stewardship Action Council. It was created in order to protect not just the consumers but the environment as well.
With this legislation, manufacturers are ordered to follow the stewardship program with an aim of reaching 24 per cent of carpet recycling before 2020. This is a sensitive issue anywhere in the world thus many homeowners are turning to carpet cleaning in Perth in order to prolong the life of their carpets instead of replacing them.
According to Kansen Chu, he commends the governor because he signed the bill and made it into a law. He added that AB 1158 is the outcome of partnership among diverse stakeholders such as recyclers, environmental groups, local government, policy groups, manufacturers and labour groups. The law will ensure that landfills and incinerators will not be burdened by carpets and it will have a positive effect to the people of California and the environment they live in. Despite the existing program, AB 1158 is the best supplement to make it better and the consumers will also get the result of the funds they are contributing in support of carpet recycling.
The new legislation was supported by the Senate as well as the Assembly. They also had the support of major carpet manufacturers including Tandus-Centiva and Interface.
According to NSAC’s executive director, Heidi Sanborn, he is grateful for Governor Brown because he signed the legislation which is very essential these days. It is vital that proper methods are followed in carpet recycling because materials from these products are one of the main sources of greenhouse gases when dumped on landfills. In a national statistics, it was found out that around 4.7 billion pounds of neglected carpets are being thrown in landfills annually.
Aside from recycling, homeowners are urged to follow the examples of other communities. Carpet replacement is not necessary oftentimes but proper carpet cleaning in Perth is followed in order to maintain the look of the carpet and ensure that it will be used for many years before being sent to recycling facilities.