Source: Regupol America
Lebanon, PA, July 11, 2014 – Regupol America, LLC, the inventor of recycled rubber for athletic surfaces, announces that all products have been recertified by GreenCircle Certified, LLC. Considered one of the building industry’s most rigorous evaluation organizations where sustainability claims are concerned, Regupol America was the first company in Pennsylvania to earn GreenCircle certification in 2011. Today, they are the only recycled rubber surfaces company whose products are certified by GreenCircle.
“Regupol has a standing commitment to providing quality products that are not only sustainable for the end-user, but for the environment as well,” said George Soukas, Regupol America president. “The characteristics of our products continue to increase our emphasis on sustainability and green building.”
Regupol America products go through a closed loop process which ensures the product is both made from recycled materials and can also be recycled at the end of the products use. The 100% post-consumer rubber tire material used by Regupol is obtained from within a 500 mile radius of its Pennsylvania headquarters and cleaned at a vendor across the street.
GreenCircle Certified, LLC provides third-party certification of sustainable aspects of products and manufacturing operations. Manufacturers, suppliers, regulators and consumers are assured that products labeled with the GreenCircle Certified mark have been thoroughly assessed and their claim verified. For its certification, scientists and engineers of GreenCircle completed an onsite evaluation at the Regupol facility to analyze the percent of recycled rubber content in the finished product.
“One of the many benefits of GreenCircle certification is it provides a benchmark of performance,” said Tad Radzinski, Certification Officer of GreenCircle. “Regupol America has been using their certification to track performance over time, striving for continuous improvement to consistently deliver value to their customers.” Regupol America is also affiliated with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the developers of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system.
About GreenCircle Certified, LLC
GreenCircle Certified, LLC was established to ensure specificity in third-party certification after many misleading or unsubstantiated sustainability claims were encountered in the green marketplace. GreenCircle’s rigorous evaluation process provides trusted transparency that a manufacturer’s product claims are authentic. In today’s discerning market, third-party certification is a valuable asset in establishing brand integrity and developing consumer confidence.
The certifications offered by GreenCircle include: Carbon Footprint Reduction, Certified Environmental Facts (Multi-Attribute), Closed Loop Products, Life Cycle Assessment Optimized, Renewable Resource Content, Recyclable Material, Recycled Content, Renewable Energy Use, Sustainable Manufacturing Processes, and Waste Diversion from Landfill. GreenCircle provides verification and assurance to manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, and consumers that products labeled with the GreenCircle mark consistently meet our specific certification standards.
GreenCircle is recognized by the USGBS Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and NAHB National Green Building Standard Program.
About Regupol America
Regupol America, LLC, is an American subsidiary of German-based BSW (Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk GmbH), a third generation company founded in 1954. From its headquarters in Lebanon, PA, the group employs over 360 employees and sells 110 million square feet of product in over 100 countries each year.
The inventor of recycled rubber flooring, Regupol manufactures multi-purpose surfaces, underlayment and sound absorption which can be used in a variety of applications. Regupol also offers state-of-the-art track & field surfaces that provide superior traction, uniformity and comfort – all while meeting DIN standard and IAAF guidelines.
The company uses over 115 million pounds of rubber – made up of 100% post-consumer tire rubber and post-industrial EPDM rubber – and additional renewable resources in the manufacturing process. With the finest raw materials and state of the art manufacturing, Regupol’s portfolio of products withstands the most intense use, ensuring outstanding performance. Regupol products are favored by athletes worldwide including three-time Olympic and World Championship gold medalist Usain Bolt. The fastest man in the world endorses and trains on Regupol™ tracks. For more information about recycled rubber flooring, tracks, turf underlayment, and sound absorption, visit www.regupol.com.