Crossville Recycling Program Gets Certified

Crossville, TN, July 11, 2011 -- Tile maker Crossville said it has become the first tile manufacturer in the U.S. to achieve certification of its waste recycling programs through Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).

Crossville has joined with TOTO, the world’s largest manufacturer of sustainable, luxury plumbing products, to recycle that company’s post industrial fired sanitary ware.

The material from TOTO has been recently certified by SCS as part of the EcoCycle Fired Waste Process, marking the latest development in Crossville’s EcoCycle Recycling Processes program.

SCS has verified that Crossville annually recycles approximately 12 million pounds of previously land-filled filtrate, fired tile, and pre-consumer sanitary ware.

This has enabled Crossville to become a net consumer of waste, consuming more manufacturing waste than it generates, as well as conserving resources; the volume of finished goods Crossville ships now exceeds the amount of raw materials uses manufacturing.

With the new process certifications, Crossville has developed the EcoCycle Recycling Process logo, which will designate the minimum percentage of recycled content.

All Crossville-produced products will now contain a minimum of 4% percent recycled content from TOTO, in addition to varying percentages of its own filtrate and fired waste.

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