Kitchen & Bath Design News

MAY 2018

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Crossville–TOTO Recycling Program Totals CROSSVILLE, TN — Officials with domestic tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. have announced the company recycled 23,447,883 pounds of fired porcelain in 2017, bringing the company's cumulative recycling total to more than 114 million pounds since the 2009 launch of the Tile Take-Back program and subsequent TOTO USA recycling partnership. The recycling initiatives are based on the company's proprietary process for re- cycling fired porcelain products, including post-consumer materials. Through Tile Take-Back, Crossville is able to recycle previously installed tile collected from its distribution network, as well as scraps that result from tile cutting during installa- tion, sizing or sample creation. Through its TOTO partnership, Crossville receives pre-consumer fired porcelain toilets that do not meet quality standards; prior to the partnership, these cast-offs were being sent to landfills for disposal, but now they are recycled for use in manufacturing new tile. All 114 million-plus cumulative pounds of the recycled material Crossville has diverted from landfills have been or will be introduced into the tile production process. This use of recycled material during manufacturing results in Crossville maintaining its status as a net consumer of waste for a seventh consecutive year. Net waste consumption is achieved by using more waste than is created during production. The break-out of Crossville's total of 23,447,883 pounds of fired porcelain recycled in 2017: • 12,225,850 pounds fired scrap product at the company's plant • 7,825,860 pounds of TOTO's scrap porcelain • 105,684 pounds of post-consumer waste from the Tile Take-Back program Additionally in 2017, Crossville removed 3,290,489 pounds of filtrate solids from dirty water and recycled it back into tile production. 24 Kitchen & Bath Design News • May 2018 INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET Contact our Designer Concierge • 800-295-8498 Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath, St. Louis, MO Looking for originality? You've found it. Midcentury modern, retro or Victorian. With chrome, nickel or copper trim; each custom-built Elmira appliance is true to its era, while offering the performance and convenience of the most modern appliances. A splash of vintage inspiration, or a full vintage kitchen. Custom colors available. Be bold. Stand out. Circle No. 14 on Product Card Circle No. 15 on Product Card

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