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Saint-Gobain Makes Use of Recycled Glass

Saint-Gobain has partnered with UK contractor McLaren Construction and Powerday on a glass recycling effort. McLaren supplies glass recovered from an ongoing apartment refurbishment in Camden and Powerday collects and crushes the glass; the resulting cullet (crushed glass) will then be recycled back into window glass manufactured by Saint-Gobain, which will support glass production with high recycled content.

Saint-Gobain's goals

Recycling glass cullet saves on raw material extraction, reduces the energy needed for glass production and CO2 emitted, and reduces waste sent to landfill. Saint-Gobain’s target is for more than 25 percent of its glass to be recycled from dismantled buildings by 2050, while the proportion currently stands at less than 1 percent.