To continue our earth-friendly theme this week, we thought we would highlight some of the outstanding recycling efforts being taken byÂ domestic porcelain tile manufacturer, Crossville.
Since launching its Tile Take-Back program and TOTO USA recycling partnership, the company hasÂ diverted a total of 24 million pounds of porcelain from landfills.
Both initiatives are based on Crossvilleâ€™s proprietary process for recycling fired porcelain products, including post-consumer materials.Between both Tile Take-Back and the TOTO USA partnership, Crossville achieved the following in 2012:
- Recycled more than 5,550,354 pounds of fired tile produced at the companyâ€™s plants that would have previously gone to landfills
- Received and processed more than 60,560 pounds of tile including scraps and post-consumer tile extracted from renovation projects
- Received and recycled more than 6,669,834 million pounds of scrap porcelain from TOTO.