The leadership of Trend Group moved early and aggressively to reduce the ecological impact of its processes and products. Products are designed specifically to consume fewer raw materials and to have extended durability. Trend’s innovative engineered surfaces require 60 percent less raw material and incorporate both geologic waste and recycled glass that would otherwise be in the landfill. The Group’s development of new product lines set an industry benchmark for the use of post-consumer recycled content in agglomerate and glass tile products, reaching levels as high as 78 percent.
The Group’s manufacturing facilities were designed with sophisticated water recycling systems that significantly reduce water consumption and the proliferation of pollutants. The consumption and cost of packaging materials has been reduced through the use of recycled or reusable packaging, and the overall waste produced at the Sebring, Florida, plant has been cut by more than 22 percent. The Group collaborates with the world’s leading environmental organizations, architects and designers to promote sustainable building practices.
Transparency in the manufacturing process, so that the use of recycled materials can be verified, and accreditation by independent third parties are two ways Trend reassures customers of its commitment to environmental stewardship.
Trend’s tiles are manufactured with varying amounts of post-consumer and post-industrial recycled glass. Some tile collections are comprised of as much as 90+ percent recycled content, which may qualify for LEED ratings based on credits for Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design.
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