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Ceilings Recycling

Armstrong’s peerless recycling schemes turn others green with envy


Armstrong Ceilings has taken its recycling schemes to new heights by extending them to include non-Armstrong tiles.

Armstrong World Industries is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the launch of its award-winning ceilings recycling schemes with a series of significant developments that truly place the programme at the forefront in the UK.

Among other initiatives, Armstrong now pledges to recycle non-Armstrong ceiling tiles, enabling contractors to make even more substantial savings on waste disposal costs – some £120 on each skip containing 250m2 of old ceiling tiles.

The Armstrong end-of-life scheme now applies to any quantity of all wet felt, stone wool and glass wool ceiling tiles where they are replaced by Armstrong tiles, with full loads of the old tiles transported back free of charge to Armstrong’s factory in Gateshead where they are made into new tiles – a service unique to Armstrong.

Armstrong, whose own ceiling tiles now contain up to 82% recycled content, has developed a “green” branch of its Omega network of approved sub-contractors, specifically for those installers with recycling expertise.

Armstrong’s recycling schemes have recycled 11.5million m2 globally and almost 300 tonnes in the UK in 2012 alone, on projects including the Media Centre, Stratford, East London, Pitney Bowes offices, and the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.