Armstrong Wins Award for VCT Recycling
Lancaster, PA, Aug. 27, 2013 -- The California Product Stewardship Council has awarded Armstrong Commercial Flooring with the 2013 Infinity Award, in recognition for the company’s VCT recycling program.
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The award was presented last week during the 37th Annual Conference of the California Resource Recovery Association.
The Armstrong program is the first program of its kind to recycle Armstrong VCT flooring products as well as qualifying competitor VCT products, the company said.
The program enables building owners to send VCT flooring tiles from projects undergoing renovation to an Armstrong recycling facility as an alternative to landfill disposal.
Under the program, VCT flooring is recycled in a closed-loop, post-consumer stream with reclaimed material incorporated into new flooring products.
Since 2009, Armstrong said it has successfully reclaimed and recycled over four million pounds of post-consumer VCT, representing 2,000 tons of diverted landfill material.
Armstrong has regional recycling facilities in California, Illinois, and Mississippi.