Crossville Porcelain Tile Recycling Turns Fired Tile Waste into New Tiles
Crossville, the largest U.S. manufacturer of porcelain tile, displayed its porcelain, glass, and metal tiles at the 2010 Pacific Coast Builders Show (PCBC) in San Francisco this June. Crossville is an industry leader in the re-use of wet waste products to create recycled porcelain, glass and metal tiles for use in commercial and residential environments.
The wet waste and the associated water that is rejected prior to entering the kiln is purified and reused in Crossville’s recycled tile. In the past the company had 6 million pounds of wet waste going into landfills, and that material is now reused in its recycled product line. In fact, up to 40% of Crossville's EcoCycle line is composed of recycled wet waste. In addition to recycling its wet waste, Crossville is now recycling all of its fired waste - material that is 30% harder than granite - and turning it into new tile. Check out Crossville's recycled tile and find out more about their recycling procedures in the video below.
Crossville's Tile Take Back Program allows contractors and home owners to send waste tile back to Crossville, where broken tiles can be recycled and reused. Crossville will even take back another company's porcelain tiles as long as they are being replaced with Crossville tiles.
Currently, Crossville is only manufacturing tiles using wet waste materials. The company plans to begin production of tiles using fired waste within the next 60 days.
Crossville products are certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).