We increased our efforts to divert waste from landfills by more than 20% at our manufacturing facilities. This work diverted over a million pounds of waste back into our products or into other products such as concrete. We have goals to further reduce landfill use.
Our LVT products contain pre-consumer waste. We have engineered ways to use scrap material from our VCT product in the production of the back ply of our LVT products. This is scrap that previously went to landfill. We also have initiatives underway to increase the recycle content of our LVT products by using waste from other tile plants.
Many of our new products, for example our line of Airstep sheet as well as our Connections floating plank, do not require adhesive. These attributes will aid in reclamation efforts as the industry builds the infrastructure to do so.