A rapidly expanding network of Green Omegas (specialist sub-contractors with equally specialist recycling expertise) has helped Armstrong Ceilings break its recycling records for the second year running.
The manufacturer recycled a total of 142,000m2 last year during which time nine members of Armstrong's 136-strong Omega network of approved installers proved their recycling expertise to such an extent that they qualified as Green Omegas.
That 142,000m2 equates to 495 tonnes or more than 528 skips which would have cost contractors almost £100,000 in landfill tax. All of the returned material has been or will be used in the manufacture of new mineral ceiling tiles, saving the company (which does not charge for the service) more than £28,000 in virgin materials.
PFP managing director Boyd Sinclair said of the Omega scheme: "The benefits of becoming an Omega installer were the closer working relationship with Armstrong, PFP being recommended to clients by Armstrong for projects, and receipt of project leads from Armstrong".