Armstrong Flooring announced it has recycled more than 100 million pounds of post-consumer flooring material and kept 50,000 tons out of landfills through it’s On&On Recycling Program.
Since 2009, the flooring company has offered commercial building owners and contractors an alternative to traditional disposal by reclaiming used Armstrong flooring and all other qualifying competitive flooring products from demolition and renovation projects, restoring them to new Armstrong flooring.
The recycling program has evolved into a comprehensive program that includes Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT), Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Bio Based Tile (BBT). Regional recycling facilities in California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Pennsylvania handle the reclamation process.
“Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency and that is exactly what our On&On Recycling Program does. It diverts material from the landfill and reduces resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle,” said Amy Costello, sustainability manager at Armstrong Flooring in a statement.
“The On&On Recycling Program enables our products to have lower environmental footprints while supporting our commitment to circular economy principles and closed-loop manufacturing.”
To date the program has saved 1.3 billion gallons of water and 154 million kWh of energy — that’s enough water to fill 2.7 million bathtubs and enough energy to power 12,000 homes for a year. The program has also eliminated 44 million kg of greenhouse gases, that’s equivalent to removing emissions from 25,000 cars.
To learn more about how to participate in the recycling program visit www.armstrongflooring.com/commercial/en-vg/sustainability/floor-recycling-program.html