Volume 10, Issue 6 - November/December 2008

W G R R e p o r t s

A S S O C I A T I O N N E W S
NWRA Makes Sustainability Pledge

THE NATIONAL WINDSHIELD Repair Association (NWRA) has completed and is releasing the first part of its auto glass industry sustainability program by distributing its Green Glass Pledge to its members. Renamed the Green Glass Initiative, the NWRA says the purpose of the program will be “to change the world one repair at a time.”

NWRA is completing a “greenproofing” packet to help its members and the industry as a whole incorporate sustainable business practices. NWRA will present the auto glass industry with its Green Glass Initiative and Green Paper during the opening session of this fall’s 2008 NWRA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The session will outline how the auto glass industry can use repair and other environmentally friendly practices to make itself a model industry for sustainable business practices.

“Green” Paper Research Ongoing;
Paper on Track for Fall Conference Roll-Out Research for the National Windshield Repair Association’s (NWRA) “Green” Paper on the environmental benefits of windshield repair is well under way and association representatives say it is hopeful that the final product will be ready before the 2008 Fall Conference in Las Vegas. Information presented in the paper is based on raw data, such as the difference in the amount of oil needed to create one car window (2 kilograms) versus creating one kilogram of fresh resin (4 grams).

The research paper, often referred to as a white paper under other circumstances, has been dubbed a “green” paper for its focus on the environmental impact of windshield repair compared to replacement.

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