"As part of Owens Corning’s commitment to safeguarding, sustaining and improving the environment for the benefit of current and future generations, we are proud of the sustainable impact the Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program has had helping homeowners and contractors divert shingle waste from local landfills"
TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt LLC expands its Shingle Recycling
Program making asphalt roof recycling solutions accessible to homeowners
and building professionals. An estimated 20 billion pounds1
of recyclable shingles are removed each year from roofs of U.S. homes
and buildings. The Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling
Program offers an option to divert torn-off roofing shingles from
landfills recycling the material for use in applications like road
construction and repair.
Since launching the Shingle Recycling Program in 2009, Owens Corning
Roofing and Asphalt continues to enhance its legacy as the first roofing
manufacturer to introduce a national shingle recycling and material
reuse program with the following milestone achievements:
2.4 billion pounds2: Estimated number of
shingles recycled in 2014, representing a 33 percent increase from the
108 Markets: The Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle
Recycling Program is now available in 108 markets with more than 200
collection locations verified by Earth911®
65 Percentage of Population: The Owens Corning Roofing and
Asphalt Shingle Recycling Network’s nationwide coverage enables 65
percent3 of the population to have access to a qualified
563 Participating Contractors: Owens Corning Roofing Contractor
Network has 563 contractors committed to recycling shingles – and
“As part of Owens Corning’s commitment to safeguarding, sustaining and
improving the environment for the benefit of current and future
generations, we are proud of the sustainable impact the Owens Corning
Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program has had helping homeowners
and contractors divert shingle waste from local landfills," said Frank
O'Brien-Bernini, Owens Corning Chief Sustainability Officer. “Our
Shingle Recycling Program continues to demonstrate Owens Corning’s
careful consideration for product life-cycle management, from design and
manufacturing to durable service and end-of-life recycling."
For additional information on shingle recycling or to use the contractor
locator service to find a participating Owens Corning Preferred Roofing
Contractor, visit www.owenscorning.com/roofing.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation,
roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale,
the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in
materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and
systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and
residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the
company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable.
Ultimately Owens Corning people and products make the world a better
place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2014 sales of $5.3
billion and employs about 14,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a
Fortune 500® company for 60 consecutive years. For more
information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.
1 Based on American Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA)
industry shipments and management estimates that 90% of re-roof and
storm demand contributed to tear-offs.
2 Based on estimates from a sample survey of Owens Corning
Shingle Recycling Network recyclers.
3 Based on the percentage of markets with a verified Owens
Corning Shingle Recycling location.