Submitted by Owens Corning
Glass can be recycled over and over, which means it has great potential for the circular economy. Recycled glass can be reused to make new glass containers and fiberglass insulation, reducing waste. In fact, did you know Owens Corning fiberglass insulation contains 53-73% recycled glass?
The latest video from Strategic Materials, Inc. illustrates the power of the circular economy close to home. Haulin' Glass Recycling successfully collects glass at condominiums and apartment properties in the Atlanta metro area. The glass is then recycled by SMI and sent onto Owens Corning to make new fiberglass insulation - all in the state of Georgia.
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2014 sales of $5.3 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a Fortune 500Â® company for 61 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.
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