Saint-Gobain North America, through its electrochromic glass subsidiary SageGlass, has announced that it will recycle more than 1,000 tons of glass per year for the next five years, diverting the material from landfills and upcycling the components for future use through an agreement with a third-party processor based in Minnesota.
The agreement comes months after the company announced its new global Grow and Impact strategy, which includes reducing waste and increasing the recycling of materials at its manufacturing sites. Under the terms of the agreement, glass from SageGlass’s manufacturing plant in Faribault, Minn., will be shipped offsite, to the third-party processor. Using proprietary technology, the third-party processor will transform it into materials such as cullet used in highway striping and fiberglass insulation and metal for use in mills and foundries.
“As a leading manufacturer in electrochromic glass technology, we have a responsibility to be a good corporate citizen and strive to become a leader in sustainability,” said DJ Damberger, vice president and general manager of SageGlass. “Our new recycling partnership will allow us to maximize our company’s positive impact, for our customers and the communities where we do business, while minimizing our environmental footprint and reducing landfill waste.”