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Watch for Broken Glass: Saint-Gobain working to recycle windshields into home fibreglass insulation

Toronto, Ontario — Pennsylvania-based building materials company, Saint-Gobain North America and its glazing subsidiary Saint-Gobain Sekurit, recently launched recycling programs in California that aim to repurpose old auto glass into new fibreglass insulation for homes.

Through a collaboration with Danish recycling company, Shark Solutions, glass waste produced at Saint-Gobain Sekurit’s Garden Grove, Calif. Facility will be diverted from the landfill to fellow Saint-Gobain subsidiary CertainTeed Insulation’s facility in Chowchilla, Calif., to be used as an ingredient in fibreglass insulation.

This announcement from Saint-Gobain comes as the company continues the rollout of its 2022 Grow and Impact strategy, which aims for a net-zero carbon footprint by 2050.

“As we work to make the world a better home, it is important that we all think outside the box and develop innovative approaches to achieve our sustainability goals,” said CEO and president of Saint-Gobain North America and CertainTeed, Mark Rayfield.

“I congratulate our facilities in Garden Grove and Chowchilla, Calif. for creating a true, first-of-its-kind circular economy program that will be a model for others and will ensure the glass we use in our production is recycled and reused within our company, reducing our environmental footprint.”

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