Lancaster, Pa., August 9, 2016 – Armstrong Flooring, a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring solutions, is the recipient of the 2016 Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) Outstanding Achievement Award. The honor is a direct result of the PA-based brand’s recently reimagined On&On™ Floor Recycling Program, in which flooring is recycled in a closed-loop, post-consumer stream. It is the first program of its kind to recycle installed Armstrong® flooring products. The company previously won the award in 2013. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The PROP Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes companies for their commitment to recycling, waste reduction and the reuse of materials, all of which are integral components to the Armstrong Flooring On&On Floor Recycling Program. This ongoing effort offers building owners and contractors an alternative to traditional disposal and a flexible, end-of-life recycling solution for vinyl flooring products. On&On has already diverted 25+ million pounds of post-consumer flooring, representing 12,500 tons of landfill material, and has significant short and long-term environmental benefits:
What began as a recycling program for VCT has expanded into a comprehensive program that includes LVT and other vinyl flooring products. As LVT experiences continued growth in North America, end of use solutions as part of a circular design concept, become increasingly important, and Armstrong® has committed to creating and perpetuating a simple, rewarding recycling option.
A Legacy of Environmental Stewardship
Armstrong Flooring has a long history of diverting pre- and post-consumer waste from landfills, dating back to 1907 when founder Thomas Armstrong diverted waste from his bottle cork manufacturing facility to manufacture linoleum flooring over 100 years before the term “Circular Economy” was coined. The On&On Program continues this legacy and reaffirms the company’s commitment to a circular economy and closed-loop manufacturing that gives a new life to what would have been thrown away.
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 15 manufacturing facilities in three countries and employs approximately 3,500 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.