Reuse & Recycling


Reuse & Recycling

  • USG Corp.s Mars Healthcare ceiling panels contain between 76% and 77% recycled content and have a high-reflective finish (LR 0.89) that reduces energy use. Designed for healthcare applicationssuch as patient rooms, nurses stations, emergency rooms, and corridorsit meets FDA ceiling standards for being smooth, durable, and easily cleanable. Its monolithic, nondirectional form reduces installation time and waste, and it has a 30-year warranty against visible sag, bacteria, mild, and mold. Mars Healthcare also meets USDA/FSIS guidelines for food-processing areas.

    USG Mars Healthcare Ceiling Panels

    Made from 76 to 77 percent recycled content, these panels have a high-reflective finish.

  • Beautiful Abandon from Lees Carpets, a brand of the Mohawk Group, is inspired by examples of urban neglect, from rust-covered storefronts to deserted warehouses. The modular collection is made up of 15 hues and three patterns, character lines, city fragments, and vacant beauty, with coordinating custom patterns available. The carpet is manufactured with Duracolor, a fiber system that provides permanent stain resistance. The collection is also CRI Green Label Plus and NSF 140 Gold certified. Its backing is Lees Integrated Cushion Thermobond with recycled content, which contains 35% pre-consumer recycled content. At the end of its lifetime, the carpet can be reclaimed and recycled.

    Lees Carpets Beautiful Abandon

    From the Mohawk Group, this modular carpet is manufactured with Duracolor.

  • Ecolibrium rubber wall base from Johnsonite, a Tarkett company, is manufactured with a proprietary compound that combines rubber, olefin, and natural filler (walnut and oyster shells). The walnut shell dust and oyster shells reduce the amount of necessary fillers and colorants. Containing more than 5% of its total weight in rapidly renewable materials along with pre-consumer recycled content, Ecolibrium coordinates with all Johnsonite systems and can be installed with the companys adhesives. It comes in 32 standard ColorMatch colors and has a smooth surface.

    Johnsonite Ecolibrium

    Rubber wall base combines rubber, olefin, and natural filler.

  • Diamond Spas Verrio Lavatory Sink is constructed of 16-gauge stainless steel (also available in copper) and features a sleek look with an integrated towel bar and an invisible sloped slot drain. It measures 30" by 19" by 4". All of Diamond Spas stainless steel sinks are fabricated with recycled sheet metal, and the companys stainless steel sinks are between 60% and 80% recyclable, while its copper sinks are made of between 90% and 95% recycled copper.

    Diamond Spas Verrio Lavatory Sink

    Made of 16-gauge stainless steel, the sinks are fabricated of recycled sheet metal.

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    Moz Designs Decorative Panels

    Móz Designs’ decorative perforated panels are constructed from 80 percent post-industrial recycled aluminum and are designed for use in interior retail and commercial applications.

  • The Water Resources Center has to lead by example in the drought-prone and water-conscious Pajaro Valley. To that end, the landscaping features native and drought-tolerant plantings that require less than 70 percent of typical water usage. These plants are watered only when recycled water is available.

    Watsonville Water Resources Center

    Watsonville, Calif./WRNS Studio

  • Major League Green

    Allen Hershkowitz, senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, talks about the greening of professional sports.

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    Armstrong Cirrus HRC

    Armstrong has increased the total recycled content of its Cirrus HRC Square Lay-In and Cirrus HRC Tegular ceiling panels to 82 percent; the Ultima HRC Tegular has a recycled content of 80 percent.

  • Móz Designs Decorative Panels

    Móz Designs' decorative perforated panels are constructed from 80 percent post-industrial recycled aluminum and are designed for use in interior retail and commercial applications.

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    Award: RUBBiSH (Recycled Rubber Sinks)

    In the world of green, worth is usually measured in acronyms—VOCs, IAQ, FSC, etc. Minarc's rubber sink, however, has a pedigree so pure, no acronyms are necessary.



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