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Crossville’s recycling milestones

Crossville Inc., domestic porcelain tile manufacturer based in Crossville, Tenn., has diverted a total of 24 million pounds of porcelain from landfills since launching its Tile Take-Back program and TOTO USA recycling partnership. Both initiatives are based on Crossville’s proprietary process for recycling fired porcelain products, including post-consumer materials.

Between both Tile Take-Back and the TOTO USA partnership, Crossville achieved the following in 2012:

* recycled more than 5,550,354 pounds of fired tile produced at the company’s plants that would have previously gone to landfills;

* received and processed more than 60,560 pounds of tile including scraps and post-consumer tile extracted from renovation projects; and

* received and recycled more than 6,669,834 million pounds of scrap porcelain from TOTO.

Since the launch of Tile Take-Back in 2009, the company’s cumulative recycling totals include:

* more than 10 million pounds of fired tile produced at Crossville’s plants;

* 220,000 pounds of scrap and post-consumer tile; and

* 13.7 million pounds of scrap porcelain from TOTO USA.

Tile Take-Back and the TOTO USA partnership are just two of many sustainable practices Crossville maintains companywide. For more information about all such practices, visit

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