Armstrong’s sustainability practices recognized in California

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Lancaster, Pa.–Armstrong Commercial Flooring has received the 2015 Los Angeles Green Leadership Award for its innovative floor recycling program and waste reduction initiatives.

“This award is a testament to the ongoing commitments Armstrong continues to drive in order to reduce impacts on natural resources, by reusing and recycling materials into the products we manufacturer,” said Amy Costello, sustainability manager, Armstrong Commercial Flooring. “Through our continued commitment to sustainable business practices, we demonstrate every day that Armstrong is a responsible community partner who makes beautiful quality flooring while decreasing our environmental footprint.”

The innovative Armstrong Floor Recycling Program is the first program to recycle installed Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) flooring products as well as Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and other vinyl flooring products. Under the program, vinyl flooring is recycled in a closed-loop, post-consumer stream with reclaimed material incorporated into new flooring products. In 2014, the Armstrong South Gate, Calif., facility recycled over 450 tons of reclaimed materials, including 50 tons from the state of California. In addition to this accomplishment, the Armstrong South Gate facility was able to eliminate all process waste from going to the landfill, making it a zero process waste facility.

“The county is proud to honor Armstrong and our other Green Leadership Award recipients for their efforts and commitment to the environment,” said Sachi Hamai, interim CEO.

The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors created the Green Leadership Awards Program as a partnership with local residents, community groups, businesses and non-profit agencies to protect the environment and the county’s natural resources. Awards are presented in five categories, including transportation, energy/water, sustainability and outreach/education in both the private and public sectors.  Armstrong was honored with the business sector award, recognized as a private company moving its business practices toward a sustainable enterprise.

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