The Armstrong Ceiling Recycling Program reached a major, environmental milestone this year, recycling more than 155 million-square-feet of old ceilings globally since its inception 14 years ago.
By recycling the discarded ceiling tiles from renovation and demolition sites throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, Armstrong prevented the equivalent of more than 77,500 tons or roughly 22,175 dumpsters full of construction waste from being deposited in landfills across the globe. A major web search company was able to recycle over 500,000-square-feet of old ceiling tiles from renovation projects worldwide due to the global expansion of the Armstrong program.
The Armstrong Ceiling Recycling program was the first and is the longest running program of its kind. The program enables commercial building owners and demolition contractors to ship old ceiling tiles from demolition and renovation projects to the nearest Armstrong recycling facility as an alternative to landfill disposal. The discarded ceiling tiles are used to manufacture new ceiling products through a closed-loop process.
Armstrong designates the new tiles made with high levels of recycled ceilings as Ceiling-2-Ceiling tiles. Ceiling recycling can contribute to LEED 2009 and LEED v4 credits for Construction Waste Management in the Materials and Resources area. Selection of Armstrong Ceiling-2-Ceiling items with their high post-consumer content can contribute to LEED points for Recycled Content.