Armstrong Flooring has named Linron Co., a leading U.S. national account distributor for retail chain stores, as the 2017 Flooring Recycler of the Year. In 2017, Linron successfully recycled over 23 million lb. of vinyl tile through the Armstrong Flooring On&On Floor Recycling Program. The award was presented at the 2018 GlobalShop tradeshow.
The Armstrong Flooring award recognizes organizations that make significant environmental contributions by recycling resilient flooring materials during renovation projects, resulting in reduction in landfill materials, transportation, and energy.
“The affiliation with the Armstrong Flooring Recycling Program provides us with a powerful way to work to recycle our customer’s flooring materials, which reduces landfill waste, conserves resources for the future, and creates value for our customers,” says Linda Krienke, EVP, Linron.
“Partners like Linron play a critical role in the preservation and protection of our planet’s natural resources and are vital to advancing Armstrong Flooring circular economy efforts,” says Amy Costello, sustainability manager, Armstrong Flooring.
As the nation’s leading national accounts distributor for retail chain stores, Linron Company has provided floor covering for over 18,000 retail stores covering 2.2 billion sq. ft. Linron began recycling vinyl flooring removed during the renovation of retail stores nationwide in 2014 through the Armstrong Flooring On&On Floor Recycling Program and to date has recycled over 50 million lb. of post-consumer material—a quantity equal to the weight of 111 Statues of Liberty or enough to tile a path from New York to Tokyo.
The Armstrong Flooring On&On Recycling Program is the first program of its kind to reclaim Armstrong flooring and qualifying competitive flooring products from demolition and renovation projects. A national program, On&On Recycling is a closed-loop process, meaning reclaimed materials are recycled into new Armstrong flooring. Armstrong Flooring has regional recycling facilities in California, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Through On&On, Armstrong Flooring and its customers have saved over 80 million pounds of material since the program inception.