Armstrong names Kroger 2013 Recycler of the Year

April 10, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-04-10 at 8.48.57 AMLancaster, Pa. — Armstrong World Industries named The Kroger Co. as its 2013 Flooring Recycler of the Year. The Armstrong award recognizes organizations that made significant environmental contributions by recycling VCT materials during demolition projects, resulting in waste reduction in landfill materials, transportation, and energy. According to Armstrong, Kroger received this award because of its commitment to waste reduction as demonstrated by its efforts to reclaim vinyl composition tile (VCT) from multiple stores throughout the United States in 2013.

Kroger began recycling VCT flooring, removed during renovation of their grocery stores, nationwide in 2013 through the Armstrong Reclamation Program for VCT. To date, Kroger has reclaimed over 1 million pounds of VCT material.   Since 2007, Armstrong has successfully reclaimed and recycled over 10 million pounds of post-consumer VCT worldwide, representing 5,000 tons of diverted landfill material.

The Armstrong Reclamation Program for VCT reclaims Armstrong VCT and qualifying competitive VCT flooring products from demolition and renovation projects.  Under the program, VCT flooring is recycled in a closed-loop, post-consumer stream with reclaimed material incorporated into new flooring products. Armstrong has regional recycling facilities in California, Illinois, and Mississippi.

Related Articles

Press Release

Flooring America/Flooring Canada launches new consumer app

Manchester, N.H. — Flooring America/Flooring Canada, a division of CCA Global Partners, announced the launch of its consumer app, My Floor Guide, designed to enhance the consumers shopping experience by

Read More

Quick-Step provides convenient online samples

Dallas — Quick-Step is making it easier than ever for consumers to shop by offering inexpensive flooring samples online, according to the company. Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of brand marketing

Read More

ECORE earns Excellence in Innovation award

Lancaster, Pa. — ECORE International, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfacing, announced it recently won first place in the Excellence in Innovation category in the 2014

Read More