Malarkey Roofing has again achieved the Waste Diversion from Landfill certification in all three of our facilities by GreenCircle Certified. In 2016, we continued our strong commitment to sustainability, and remained focused to recertify. GreenCircle provides third-party certification of sustainability claims through a rigorous scientific evaluation based on internationally recognized standards and guidelines.
The evaluated Malarkey facilities demonstrated responsible management of end-of-life materials and achieved the following diversion rates:
• Portland, Oregon – 94 percent waste diversion.
• South Gate, California – 93 percent waste diversion.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – 89 percent waste diversion.
“We are thrilled to certify Malarkey Roofing Products for their outstanding achievements in Waste Diversion,” said Certification and Operations Manager, at GreenCircle Certified LLC, Anne Bevan. “Through a combination of innovative ideas, employee engagement, and a commitment to the environment, Malarkey has successfully made a huge reduction in its impact. In the GreenCircle certification process, diversion and reduction can be achieved through a combination of approved methods. Malarkey utilized the methods of source reduction, recycling, energy recovery, and reuse of materials to achieve waste diversion from landfill thresholds."
In early 2009, Malarkey started the Waste Diversion from Landfill certification process monitored by GreenCircle to verify the effectives of the waste diversion program. GreenCircle ensured that roofing manufacturers exceed every requirement mandated in the certification process. The company conducted a detailed waste stream analysis at the start of the process, to identify all recyclable materials located at our Portland manufacturing plant. After months of hard work by the team, the Portland plant diverted more than 5,000 tons of landfill material. Later, November in 2009, GreenCircle presented Malarkey President Jim Fagan with the waste diversion certification.
“Reducing our impact to the environment, and preserving it for future generations, are top priorities for Malarkey Roofing Products,” said Fagan. “We are proud to partner with Green Circle to help us manage and measure our recycling efforts. We look forward to continuing this focus into years ahead.”