Ceiling recycling pioneer Armstrong is celebrating smashing its green target for 2014. The service, which is free of charge for contractors, notched up some 117,000m2 or 465 tonnes of old End Of Life (EOL) or new off-cut (OCR) mineral ceiling tiles last year, smashing its target of 100,000m2.
All of the returned material, including from the first projects in Ireland, has been or will be used in the manufacture of new mineral ceiling tiles, saving the company more than £35,000 in virgin materials. The service will have also saved contractors tens of thousands of pounds in landfill taxes. Armstrongs recycling sales development manager Roy Smith said: Exceeding our 2014 target to this degree is a fantastic result which has been helped by the sales teams drive to the customer base and the fact that the concept is becoming more readily embraced by all customer sectors, be they main contractors, sub-contractors or specifiers.
Armstrong pioneered ceiling recycling with its EOL service in the UK in 2003 but it is not just this service which places the company at the forefront of the green movement. In 2013, the 10th anniversary of its recycling services, Armstrong also became the worlds first manufacturer of mineral ceiling tiles to win Cradle to Cradle status.