Ripple Glass Companions with Owens Corning to increase Glass Recycling Program
In Celebration of America Recycles Day, Ripple Glass Companions with Owens Corning to increase Glass Recycling Program in Atlanta
Ripple Glass, an organization of Strategic Supplies, Inc., North America’s largest glass recycler, is collaborating with constructing supplies chief Owens Corning in recognition of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, 2023. Ripple Glass will host glass recycling occasions, swag giveaways and a social media marketing campaign to help the gathering program, with bins of their daring purple colour. With the mantra “Give Glass a Second Life™”, Ripple Glass launched their enlargement in Atlanta earlier this 12 months and collects greater than 1.6 million kilos of glass every week nationwide. Owens Corning was the inventor of fiberglass in 1938 and makes use of recycled glass and different pure elements in its PINK Subsequent Gen™ Fiberglas™ insulation batts and rolls. Additionally they function a wide range of insulation merchandise for each utility, from attic to basement, and a full line of roofing merchandise at house facilities nationwide.
“What higher option to honor America Recycles Day on November fifteenth than to launch the primary Ripple Glass – Owens Corning sponsored assortment bin at Atlanta’s CHaRM / Dwell Thrive, a well-respected non-profit within the space,” mentioned Laura Hennemann, SVP, Sustainability & Company Affairs, Ripple Glass. “The bin will proceed to maneuver across the metro space for the neighborhood to see and we are going to host a glass recycling pop-up occasion sooner or later.” CHaRM/Dwell Thrive is positioned at 1110 Hill St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.
“We’re proud to work with Ripple Glass on this thrilling recycling effort,” mentioned Eric Miller, Advertising and marketing Chief, Owens Corning – Dwelling Middle. “Atlanta is a good launch level, since our nationwide retail associate, The Dwelling Depot is predicated right here.” Miller mentioned shoppers and execs can go to Dwelling Depot.com to be taught extra about Owens Corning PINK Subsequent Gen™ Fiberglas™ insulation, particularly as winter approaches. He famous that Owens Corning additionally operates the Fairburn, GA, insulation manufacturing facility exterior of Atlanta, so there’s a direct connection to the glass shoppers convey to the bin.
The marketplace for recycled glass in Georgia is uniquely positioned with sturdy demand from a number of main fiberglass insulation firms working within the state. The usage of recycled glass within the manufacturing of latest fiberglass insulation offsets the necessity for virgin, mined materials comparable to sand. Recycled glass additionally melts at a decrease temperature leading to extra accountable manufacturing by reducing power utilization and lowering CO2 emissions. Georgia residents can recycle a glass bottle with the Ripple Glass program and it’ll be again on an area shelf as an insulation in lower than 30 days. Six glass bottles are capable of generate sufficient fiberglass insulation for one customary wall cavity.
From a sustainability standpoint, PINK Subsequent Gen™ Fiberglas™ insulation makes use of greater than 1 billion kilos of glass recycled every year1 with the best recycled content material within the trade2.
With superior fiber know-how, Owens Corning’s PINK Subsequent Gen™ Fiberglas™ insulation gives benefits for each the constructing trade and householders. It contains a materials that’s tender as cotton and installs rapidly, simply and with nice wall cavity protection. Be taught extra at PINKNextGen.com or search for Owens Corning insulation at www.thehomedepot.com
1Firm-wide whole; Owens Corning Sustainability Report, 2022
2Whole recycled content material for unfaced fiberglass insulation merchandise in North America primarily based on present third-party licensed recycled content material certifications for Owens Corning, Knauf, CertainTeed, and Johns Manville. Validated by Owens Corning Sustainability, September 2023.