Saint-Gobain Glass Working With McLaren Construction To Deliver Industry First

Saint-Gobain Glass Working With McLaren Construction To Deliver Industry First
Photo source
Saint-Gobain Glass

Date: 11 April 2023

Saint-Gobain Glass has worked with McLaren Construction to deliver closed-loop recycling of window glass at scale.

The recycling of the glass is on the refurbishment of over 600 apartments at the Chalcots Estate in Camden. The refurbishment works are scheduled to be completed in November 2024.

McLaren, who are believed to be the first UK contractor to achieve this, has established the process with Powerday and Saint-Gobain Glass. After the windows are removed, Powerday collects and crushes the glass. The resulting crushed glass, known as cullet, is being recycled back into window glass manufactured by Saint-Gobain. Our cullet scheme, the largest of its kind in the UK, recycles in excess of 55,000 tonnes of glass annually, which has led to a reduction of NOX emissions and raw material usage. 

At Saint-Gobain our target is for more than 25% of our glass from dismantled buildings (post-consumer cullet) to be recycled by 2050. Saint-Gobain Glass already achieve a recycled content in our glass of 35% from cullet collected from the market and our customers through our glass repatriation scheme, rising to 41% in some cases.

600450 Saint-Gobain Glass Working With McLaren Construction To Deliver Industry First glassonweb.com

Others also read

The most modern control technology is used in the ZeroCO2Glas test furnace. Horn software engineers create the control system with individually adapted process screens.
The Ain Sokhna float plant in Egypt will see its capacity increased with the construction of a second flat glass production line.
The workshop will take place May 16-17, 2024, at the Hyatt Pittsburgh International Hotel in Pittsburgh.
Vitro Architectural Glass achieves Top 20% LEC rating with updated EPDs.
It is well known that climate change refers both to long-term natural and man’s hand shifts in temperatures and weather patterns.
Diageo's seed investment in Glass Futures' expansion highlights its commitment to new tech and partnerships for its 2030 ESG goals.

Add new comment

From industry

Via dell'Industria 5
30010 Campagna Lupia VE
Italy