Sika Sarnafil Receives Recycled Content Certification
Sika Sarnafil is the first roofing company in the United States to receive certification from UL Environment regarding the recycled content of its roofing membrane products. Sika Sarnafil’s 10-foot-wide Sarnafil and Sikaplan roofing membranes, PVC Protection Layer and Sarnatred group of products contain an average of 10 percent recycled vinyl content from pre- and post-consumer sources.
The claims were validated by UL Environment Inc., an Underwriters Laboratory company, in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines for the use of environmental marketing claims.
“We are proud to be the first U.S. single ply roofing manufacturer to receive this designation, and we are confident that building owners and specifiers who are looking for sustainable building solutions will welcome this news,” said Brian J. Whelan, Senior Vice President of Sika Sarnafil. “Sika Sarnafil’s Roof Recycling Program provides the building owner with the option to use a roofing membrane with recycled content that can also be recycled at the end of its useful life.”
The U.S. EPA estimates that construction and demolition debris accounts for about 40 percent of all solid waste in the U.S. According to some sources, roofing materials represent a significant portion of it. Sika Sarnafil has recycled more than six million square feet of “end of life” roofing membrane and more than 24 million pounds of pre-consumer membrane since it began its recycling efforts. For more information, visit www.sarnafilus.com/recycle.