In its continuing efforts to increase sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes, Crossville® has joined with TOTO, the world’s largest manufacturer of sustainable, luxury plumbing products, to recycle that company’s pre-consumer fired sanitary ware. This material from TOTO has been recently certified by SCS as part of the EcoCycle Fired Waste Process™. This new certification marks the latest development in Crossville’s EcoCycle Recycling Processes™ program, which includes its EcoCycle Fired Waste Recycling Process™ and its EcoCycle Filtrate Waste Recycling Process™.
SCS has verified that through these recycling processes, Crossville annually recycles approximately 12 million pounds of previously land-filled filtrate, fired tile, and pre-consumer sanitary ware. The consumption of this waste stream has enabled Crossville to reach its long-held goal of being a net consumer of waste-consuming more waste than it generates. Additionally, this recycling conserves resources; the volume of finished goods Crossville ships now exceeds the amount of raw materials it extracts from the earth for use in manufacturing.
To identify products manufactured with recycled content, Crossville has developed the EcoCycle Recycling Process™ logo, which will designate the minimum percentage of recycled content. With the new process certifications, rather than listing several SCS-certified logos that apply to particular products, Crossville can now use one logo that designates certification of the entire recycling process.
As of June 1, all Crossville-produced products contain a minimum of 4 percent recycled content from TOTO, in addition to varying percentages of its own filtrate and fired waste. For your convenience, a PDF listing all Crossville products and their corresponding recycled percentages may be viewed and downloaded at the following link: