At the group’s annual Global Plastics Recycling Conference this month, Mannington received an Environmental Stewardship Award for 2010.
“The award was given for an industry first, a recycling effort where large quantities of VCT are being reclaimed and recycled back into flooring products,” said Dave Kitts, Mannington’s VP – Environment.
“Our 25% post-consumer recycled content VCT is unprecedented in the resilient tile sector.”
Under a theme of “Sustainability & Recycling: Raising the Bar in Today’s Economy,” the conference awards recognized Mannington for its innovative VCT n2 VCT program, which has introduced three premium commercial tile product lines with 25% post-consumer content.
The resilient flooring industry has historically been challenged with developing a technically viable take-back program, but Mannington’s innovation, significant investment, and progressive product – which also includes recycled drywall from landfills – has prevented millions of pounds of used VCT from being sent to landfill.
The Premium Tile is third-party certified for 25% post-consumer recycled content, as well as at the Gold level as environmentally preferable, to the NSF-332 standard.
Congrats, Mannington! Keep up the good work!