ERJ staff report (DS)
Bethesda, Maryland -- In the latest update of its ongoing recycling program, theUS EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) announced that more than five million square feet (464 000 m2) of EPDM membrane has been recycled since the program's inception. That total is the largest recorded figure for a recycled commercial roofing product in North America.
In all, roughly 1.25 million pounds (567 tonnes) of reclaimed EPDM membrane has been diverted from landfills in the past three years.
After initiating the program in a pilot phase in 2006 and 2007, ERA has expanded the program in 2008 and 2009. The program is available for low-slope ballasted and mechanically attached nonreinforced EPDM membrane tear-offs, offering jobsite collection and transportation directly to a recycling centre.
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Press release from ERA