The Pennsylvania Environmental Council honored Armstrong Flooring with the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for the company’s VCT reclamation program.
The Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence are presented each year by the Department of Environmental Protection to highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“Armstrong considers the environment from the design of the product through the end of life, and with our reclamation program we are able to further reduce the environmental impacts of our VCT products, and this award confirms that we are on the right path,” said Amy Costello, Sustainability Manager for Commercial Flooring.
Designed to reduce environmental impacts, Armstrong recycles reclaimed VCT from multiple manufacturers and reclaims qualifying competitors' VCT in order to keep more products out of landfills. The Reclamation Program also helps reduce environmental impacts by decreasing the energy consumption, less use of natural resources and reduced gas emissions, through use of virgin raw materials, according to the company.
According to the company, under the program, VCT flooring is recycled in a closed-loop, post-consumer stream with reclaimed material incorporated into new flooring products. Since 2007, Armstrong has reclaimed and recycled over 5 million pounds of post-consumer VCT in North America and 7,000 pounds in Pennsylvania.
Learn more about the Armstrong VCT Recycling Program at Armstrong.com/commercialflooring.