Armstrong demonstrates commitment to recycling at Farnborough International Airshow

  • 3 Oct 2018

For the sixth year in a row, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has recycled the mineral tiles from the Farnborough International Airshow.

Armstrong successfully recycled over 10,000m2 of mineral tiles from this year’s event as part of the company’s ongoing mission to divert as many ceiling tiles from landfill as possible. Since its launch 19 years ago, the company has prevented over 15 million square metres globally of used ceiling tiles from going into landfill.

Screen Shot 2018-10-03 at 10.43.13At Farnborough International Airshow, the ceilings are recycled from more than 200 temporary corporate hospitality and business chalets and exhibition halls. Armstrong has so far recycled over 60,000m² of mineral fibre ceiling tiles from the Farnborough show.

As a testament to the growing importance and emphasis sustainability has on the industry, this year saw a marked increase on the number of airshow contractors actively returning the ceiling tiles for recycling themselves.

The service saves contractors (whom Armstrong does not charge for the service) costs in landfill and skip hire tax. It also saves tonnes of virgin raw material, kWh of energy, CO2 equivalent greenhouse gasses, and litres of potable water.

Head of airshow operations, Ben Gleeson, comments: “We are proud to mark the fact that not only do we host and produce a world-class airshow but also that we champion the environment through the recycling service that Armstrong has introduced to us.”

Once returned to Armstrong’s production facility in Gateshead, the tiles were recycled back into the mix with the help of the Southampton branch of specialist distributor SIG Interiors.

The recycling service is offered to all projects during the demolition, construction and renovation stages and includes all mineral tiles and no minimum quantities.

Contact:

Armstrong World Industries Limited
Harman House,
2nd Floor,
1 George Street,
Uxbridge UB8 1QQ
0800 371849

email: [email protected]  

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