Revolutionalizing Construction Glass
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Find a Local Reclaimer

Introduction

Dedicated to transforming the fate of architectural glass, GlazingRecovery.com has been developed by a collective of parties who are passionate about promoting and improving rates of flat glass recycling in the construction industry.

Despite being infinitely recyclable, the vast majority of architectural glazing – around 99% – ends up in landfill at the end of its life cycle. Our mission is to change that by increasing awareness of architectural glazing recycling and promoting businesses who take part in this activity.

This site is your resource for understanding how glass recycling works, connecting you with the key players in the recycling process. Ultimately, we want to help divert as much inherently recyclable glass material away from landfill.

One of our core features is a database of companies involved in glass recycling, helping you find and reach out to businesses that can ensure your glazing is properly sorted, processed and recycled. Join us in our mission to make recycling the new standard for architectural glazing.

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Container Glass

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Flat Glass

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Benefits

By increasing rates of glass recycling, we can make better use of resources, reduce carbon emissions and save energy. Glass recycling may also help your business save money by reducing waste costs!

For every extra tonne of cullet (recycled glass) in feedstock in flat glass production:

CO2 emissions savings

1.2 Tonnes of raw materials are saved, including 850 kg sand

Efficiency, waste disposal

0.3 Tonnes of CO2 is saved

Reduce raw materials

Energy requirements are reduced by 300 kWh

Endorsements

As a business we're committed to increasing glass recycling and actively working towards a circular glass economy. Creating a website that allows for greater visibility right across the built environment value chain that helps to build and identify a single database of glass recyclers, is invaluable and very welcome! By supporting this easy-to-use tool we can work together towards a sustainable future.
Kristian Chalmers, Global Strategic Commercial Manager, Architectural Glass, Pilkington Group Limited.

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