Lancaster, Pa., June 18, 2015 – Armstrong® Commercial Flooring has received the 2015 Los Angeles Green Leadership Award for its innovative floor recycling program and waste reduction initiatives.
The Armstrong Floor Recycling Program is the first program to recycle installed Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) flooring products, as well as Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and other vinyl flooring products. Under the program, vinyl flooring is recycled in a closed-loop, post-consumer stream with reclaimed material incorporated into new flooring products.
Recycling at Armstrong’s California Flooring Plant
In 2014, the Armstrong South Gate, CA, plant recycled over 450 tons of reclaimed materials, including 50 tons from the state of California. In addition to this accomplishment, the South Gate facility was able to eliminate all process waste from going to the landfill, making it a zero process waste facility.
“This award is a testament to the ongoing commitments Armstrong continues to drive in order to reduce impacts on natural resources, by reusing and recycling materials into the products we manufacture,” said Amy Costello, Sustainability Manager, Armstrong Flooring Products.
Learn more about the Armstrong Floor Recycling Program.
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (NYSE: AFI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative flooring solutions that inspire spaces where people live, work, learn, heal and play. Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong Flooring is the #1 manufacturer of resilient and wood flooring products across North America. The company safely and responsibly operates 17 manufacturing facilities in three countries and employs approximately 3,700 individuals, all working together to provide the highest levels of service, quality and innovation to ensure it remains as strong and vital as its 150-year heritage. Learn more at armstrongflooring.com.