TOTO teams with Crossville on eco-program

Plumbing manufacturer TOTO announced that it has expanded its bestinclass sustainability initiatives at its worldclass manufacturing facility in Morrow, Ga. 

The company has formed a crossindustrial strategic partnership with Crossville Inc., manufacturers of Porcelain Stone tile, which has developed proprietary systems for processing preconsumer sanitary ware, fired tile and filtrate waste back to powder that is used in the manufacture of new tile. 

“There’s no ‘silver bullet’ when it comes to reducing a facility’s carbon footprint,” said Bill Strang, senior VPoperations for TOTO. “However, ‘silver buckshot’ proves a practical conceptual model. That is, numerous incremental projects and processes combine synergistically to significantly reduce a company’s environmental impact."

He said TOTO is eliminating the term "waste" from its corporate vocabulary. "We have nearly attained carbon- and water-neutral status at our five North American plants," he added.

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