Construction Specialties and Earth911, Inc. Launch First Building Products Recycling Locator Empowering Contractors to Responsibly Manage Hard-to-Recycle Building Materials
DENVER, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction Specialties (C/S), a leading manufacturer of high-performing commercial building products, and Earth911, Inc, an Infinity Resources Holdings company (OTCQB: IRHC) (OTCBB: IRHC), that supports the growth and goals of businesses and the information needs of consumers on topics relevant to recycling and low-waste, are both pleased to introduce Construction Specialties' Recycling Locator – the first such tool to address recycling solutions for commercial building products. The tool debuted today at the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver and can be found at http://www.c-sgroup.com/corporate/recycling. The locator provides consumers with the information and resources necessary to conveniently recycle and properly dispose of materials.
This venture is one more confirmation of Construction Specialties' environmental commitment to enhancing their manufacturing practices and advocating a circular economy. By adopting the Cradle to Cradle® philosophy, C/S understands the importance of designing products for disassembly and reuse, thereby closing the loop on their products' lifecycles. Because knowing where to recycle building materials involves locating proper disposal for less common and harder to recycle items, C/S worked closely with Earth911 to create its own custom-recycling search tool to address its customers' specific needs. This included identifying and verifying new facilities that would take C/S' materials in addition to utilizing Earth911's Recycling Directory.
Construction Specialties' personalized Recycling Locator allows users to be geo-located or they can enter their zip code to find the most convenient recycling center. The locator assists users in finding landfill alternatives for the following materials:
- Stainless steel
- Polyester curtains
- Mastic primer
- Mastic adhesive
"It's exciting to see Construction Specialties step out as a true leader and tackle the challenge to demystify recycling for the benefit of an entire manufacturing segment. Construction materials are definitely a category of material that sorely needs attention," said Corey Lambrecht, Earth911 President and COO. "The Recycling Locator is the most comprehensive solution to herald this change. We're thrilled to be a part of this first in the construction industry."
"We've been designing products with the Cradle to Cradle® goal in mind. Utilizing this tool can help to complete the lifecycle of used materials, preventing them from ending up in a landfill." said Howard Williams, vice president and general manager of C/S. "Now, we're implementing an essential piece of the upcycling puzzle, thanks to the help of Earth911. We're educating customers on where they can take their used materials to be recycled for future use."
About Construction Specialties
Construction Specialties manufactures and sells specialty architectural products internationally, with over 30 offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Its products include interior wall and door protection, entrance flooring, expansion joint covers, louvers, grilles, sun controls, explosion vents, smoke vents, and cubicle track/curtains. The company serves architects and designers, building owners, facility managers and contractors. Construction Specialties, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Lebanon, New Jersey.
About Earth911, Inc.
Earth911, Inc. (www.earth911.com) supports the growth and goals of businesses and the information needs of consumers on topics relevant to recycling and low-waste. Earth911, Inc.'s client solutions division, Vertigent (www.vertigent.com), is the technology partner for businesses to create unique consumer engagement opportunities through recycling intelligence, powered by the largest directory of recycling information in the US. Earth911 Media (www.earth911.com) is a lifestyle and media publishing company that connects advertising partners with consumers in all aspects of their daily lives, from work and home to food and style. Earth911, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infinity Resources Holdings Corporation (OTCQB: IRHC) (OTCBB: IRHC). Infinity Resources Holdings companies provide innovative waste reduction and landfill diversion solutions for recycling and proper disposal of commercial and consumer waste streams. Visit http://www.irhc.com.
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