Roofing manufacturers adopt aggressive recycling goal

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) Board of Directors announced that it has adopted a position on the recycling of asphalt roofing materials.

The statement reads: Industry goals are to reduce landfill disposal of asphalt-based roofing materials to 50% by 2035 and to approach 0% by 2050. To accomplish these goals, ARMA will foster and promote responsible, economically feasible, and sustainable circular economy options to recycle asphalt-based roofing materials and enhance the long-term viability of asphalt roofing as the preferred roofing material.

“ARMA recognizes that industry initiatives are best achieved when there are common goals, especially in efforts involving sustainability and recycling,” stated Reed Hitchcock, ARMA Executive Vice President.  “Increased recycling of asphalt roofing materials will further improve our industry’s circularity and overall environmental footprint.”

ARMA’s vision and mission are to be an association committed to the long-term sustainability of the asphalt roofing industry and to advocate and advance the interests of the asphalt roofing industry by leveraging the collective expertise of its members.

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is a trade association representing North America’s asphalt roofing manufacturing companies and their raw material suppliers.