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About this Publication: Residential and Commercial Carpet Case Study: The Potential Impacts of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in California on Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Title: Residential and Commercial Carpet Case Study: The Potential Impacts of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in California on Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
Date Published on the Web: 11/27/2012
Document Date: 5/15/2012
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Publication Type: Case study
Publication Number: DRRR-2012-01434
Description: This case study supports the responsibilities of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) under the California Air Resources Board Scoping Plan to address greenhouse gas emissions through an Extended Producer Responsibility approach. Specifically, this case study estimates the life-cycle greenhouse emissions associated with the production, transport, and disposal of carpets consumed by California residential and commercial buildings, and the potential for reducing these emissions through improvements to product design, manufacturing, and end-of-life product management. (The Carpet America Recovery Effort, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Berkeley are further investigating greenhouse gas emissions from carpet. CalRecycle will link to the new report under "Related Publications," below, when it becomes available.)
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  Extended Producer Responsibility
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