Auto Glass Recycling at Y & L Auto Glass
It is our duty to contribute to protecting the environment for future generations, that’s why at Y & L Auto Glass, we lead by example.
Some facts about recycling
- Recycled glass can be used to substitute up to 95 percent of raw materials.
- Carbon dioxide is one of the environment’s worst enemies.
- Each time we recycle auto glass, we are helping reduce carbon dioxide levels.
How is the process of recycling?
In simple terms, when windshield glass is recycled, it’s separated from its plastic membrane (called PVB). It is then pulverized into clean, reusable glass.
How is recycled auto glass reused?
Companies that make fiberglass find recycled auto glass quite useful. Very frequently, they use the broken glass combined with concrete. This mixture is incredibly useful, and it’s even used to make decorative flooring, countertops and reflective yellow road paint.
Glass is one of the most malleable substances, is 100% recyclable, and can be recycled and reprocessed indefinitely. Recycled auto glass is very useful – it can be recycled into bottles, bowls, vases, artistic creations and more. Today, a lot of household surfaces can be created from recycled auto glass.
Here some of the advantages of recycling auto glass:
- Using auto glass for recycling means there are less glass objects lying around in the landfill or bin.
- Energy saved from producing new glass.
- Glass produced from recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20% and related water pollution by 50%.
- The cost savings of recycling lies in the use of energy. Recycling glass reduces the space in landfills that would otherwise be taken up by used bottles and jars.
At Y & L Auto Glass we take pride in taking care of the environment. By choosing us, you are helping the environment as well. Keep in mind that not sending your glass straight to a landfill is a huge step to contribute to make a better planet today!
We all know that auto glass recycling offers many benefits to the environment. Schedule your appointment with us today to help you with your auto glass needs.
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