Dalton, Ga.-based J+J Flooring Group reports it is the first commercial flooring manufacturer to be certified as a Zero Waste to Landfill manufacturer by third-party certifier GreenCircle Certified LLC. The company worked to decrease the amount of waste it was sending to landfills over time, and in August 2014, stopped sending any waste directly to the landfill. Currently, the 2 percent of the company’s waste that cannot be effectively reused, recycled or repurposed is sent to energy-from-waste operator Covanta, which converts the waste into energy to provide steam power to the Redstone Arsenal U.S. Army garrison in Huntsville, Ala.
“Our focus on waste reduction and recycling over the past 20 years is what has allowed us to reach this significant milestone,” said Russ Delozier, director of sustainability, J+J Flooring Group. “It is the result of a common passion and drive between all J+J associates.”