Saint-Gobain North America announced that it will recycle over 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.
Under the terms of the agreement, glass from SageGlass’s manufacturing plant in Faribault, Minnesota will be shipped offsite, where the third party processor, using proprietary technology, will transform it into materials such as cullet used in highway striping and fiberglass insulation and metal for use in mills and foundries.
This partnership follows several other recent actions taken by the company to solidify its commitment towards sustainability: (1) In March, Saint-Gobain North America installed heat recovery technology at its CertainTeed gypsum manufacturing site in Vancouver, British Columbia. (2) Also in March, Saint-Gobain North America announced that the 2021 results of its virtual power purchase agreement with the Blooming Grove Wind Farm. (3) In February, Saint-Gobain North America invested USD 32M to upgrade equipment at its insulation plant in Chowchilla, California. (4) In January, Saint-Gobain North America donated a zero energy ready house in Canton, Ohio.