Armstrong “Save the Ceilings” Program Still Strong
The Armstrong Ceiling Recycling program continues to have a positive impact on the environment.
For example, recycling 100,000 square feet of ceiling tiles saves all of the following:
• 70,000 pounds of landfill waste, or the equivalent of 3,500 old tires
• 35,000 gallons of potable water, or enough to fill 1,000 bathtubs
• 700,000 pounds of virgin material, or the equivalent of 54,000 bowling balls
• 134,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity, or enough to power 140 homes for a month
• 32,000 kg of greenhouse gas, or the equivalent of driving around the world twice
The Armstrong Ceiling Recycling Program is the longest running program of its kind and enables building owners to send ceilings from renovation and demolition sites back to an Armstrong ceiling plant where they are used in the manufacture of new tiles. Armstrong designates new tiles made with high levels of recycled ceilings as Ceiling-2-Ceiling tiles.
Since the program began in 1999, the company has recycled more than 123 million square feet of old ceiling tiles. This represents more than 16,000 roll-off containers of discarded ceilings that would have otherwise been taken to landfills.