Many companies are trying to do their part in protecting the environment. CertainTeed® is not an exception to this trend. For a while now, the company has taken steps to ensure their manufacturing process offers customers innovative designs that not only benefit them, but the environment as well, especially in terms of product sustainability.
One of the ways CertainTeed practices environmental stewardship is through resource preservation. While most would be content to dump old materials in the landfills and start with new materials, CertainTeed is dedicated to reducing landfill waste by recycling ceiling materials. This allows them to increase post-consumer recycled content and make manufacturing more efficient, thus saving energy and resources.
Another resource preservation method is via the company’s gypsum plants throughout the U.S. and Canada. These facilities clean gypsum board waste and recycle it into new gypsum boards, recycling 300 million square feet of gypsum every year to be used as drywall and other items.
Apart from their gypsum recycling, the L’Anse, Michigan ceiling plants also reduce their carbon footprint by obtaining the electricity the plants use from a biomass-fueled power plant for various operations. The waste heat from this biomass plant is then utilized in the manufacturing process, reducing energy usage. CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation®, on the other hand, features recycled and renewable content since these products are made from a plant-based binder that eliminates the need for chemicals like formaldehyde, acrylic dyes or unnecessary fire retardants.
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