Armstrong’s Ceiling Recycling Programme smashed its green target of 100,000m2 in 2014 with an impressive result of recycling 117,000m2 (465 tonnes) of old end of life (EOL) or new off-cut (OCR) mineral ceiling tiles.
All of the returned material from the recycling service, which is free of charge for contractors, has already been or will be used in the manufacture of new mineral ceiling tiles, saving Armstrong more than £35,000 in virgin materials.
The service will have also saved contractors tens of thousands of pounds in landfill taxes, and FIS member Sound Interiors, in partnership with Armstrong, CCF and SIG, is one of those contractors to have contributed to the recycling of off-cut ceiling tiles from several of its sites over the past year.
A highlight of the 2014 recycling scheme was the Farnborough International Airshow, which delivered the greatest return of 13,400m2. The airshow has been using Armstrong’s EOL service since 2008, but 2014 was the first time for its OCR service.
Howard Winter, managing director of Sound Interiors, added: “We are pleased to be part of this process and will continue to support this initiative at all our current and future sites.”