Revolutionalizing Construction Glass
Waste Management

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

Glass is an incredible material that if managed correctly can be infinitely recycled. Improvements in glass technologies combined with increased use of post consumer cullet will further reduce the impact of glass on the environment and ensure that all buildings can benefit from its unique characteristics of this product in a more sustainable way. GlazingRecovery.org will aid in in achieving this goal and ensure that glass ends up in float production and not landfill.

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