The investment will enable the plant to recycle more than 90 percent of its waste fiber glass, enabling PPG to conserve raw materials and avoid landfill costs.
The facility recycles waste fiber glass through two melting furnaces at the manufacturing plant, according to Vicki Holt, PPGs senior vice president, glass and fiber glass.
PPGs investment in the recycling unit is a demonstration of our ongoing commitment to the environment, Holt said. The investment also reflects PPGs commitment to the fiber glass business. The recycling unit will enable us to reduce costs and strengthen our competitiveness in the global fiber glass industry.
The recycling system will lead to a significant reduction in our use of raw materials, which will preserve natural resources and reduce our transport costs. And it will help decrease the amount of waste disposed at landfills.
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