Armstrong Commercial Flooring has received the 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 for Armstrong. “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.”

Armstrong's Floor Recycling Program recycles 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.

According to the company, last year, Armstrong's 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 facility was able to eliminate all process waste from going to the landfill, making it a zero process waste facility.

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