Crossville Highlights Recycling Program Milestones
|Crossville recycled 14,255,082 pounds of fired porcelain in 2014.|
According to the company, all 53.5 million pounds of diverted material have been or will be recycled into feed stock to manufacture new tile, leading Crossville to maintain net waste consumption at its plants for a fourth consecutive year. Net waste consumption is achieved by using more waste than is created during production.
Through the aforementioned recycling initiatives, Crossville achieved the following in 2014:
- Ground and reused 6,040,062 pounds of fired scrap produced at the company’s plants that would have previously gone to landfills
- Received and recycled 160,640 pounds of waste including scraps and post-consumer tile extracted from renovation projects (up from 87,411 pounds in 2013), and
- Received and recycled 8,054,380 pounds of TOTO’s scrap porcelain—an increase of 765,520 pounds from 2013.
Since the Tile Take-Back launch in 2009, the company’s cumulative recycling totals include:
- More than 24 million pounds of fired scrap produced at Crossville’s plants
- Over 460,000 pounds of scrap and post-consumer tile
- Just over 29 million pounds of scrap porcelain from TOTO.
Crossville officials note that the amount of fired porcelain waste acquired from the marketplace as part of Tile Take-Back increased significantly in 2014, indicating increased support and participation from the company’s distribution network. Likewise, the amount of scrap porcelain from TOTO was up in 2014, further contributing to the yearly and cumulative totals.
Tile Take-Back and the TOTO partnership are just two sustainable practices Crossville maintains companywide.
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