Elite Glass Repair
The Glass Replacement alternative
How can repairing windshield glass with EGR
impact our environment?
By decreasing the amount of
glass that goes into landfills, and reducing the need for the new glass manufacturing and transportation process. You
can make an impact by partnering with EGR.
you know that:
- Nationally, 11 million windshields are replaced annually. At an average weight of 25 pounds each, this equates
to about 275 million pounds of waste per year. The Boston Globe
takes more than 1 million years to decompose in our landfills. California
Department of Conservation
- Windshield glass is difficult
because much of the glass is 2-ply laminated and contains a PVB layer that must be separated. Integrated heating elements
or radio antenna are often embedded within the windshields and cannot be returned to the glass furnace for reworking. British
Glass, Glass Manufacture: A Mass Balance Study, 2005
transportation of glass, which is a relatively heavy product, throughout the supply chain results in high levels of transport-related CO2 emissions. Advances in Glasses
and Glass-Ceramics, Frost & Sullivan, 2006
manufacturing is a high-temperature, energy-intensive activity, resulting in the emission
of combustion by-products (sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen
oxides) and the high-temperature oxidation of atmospheric nitrogen. Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines
for Glass Manufacturing, World Bank Group
- It takes 15.2 million BTUs of energy to produce one ton of glass. The manufacturing of one ton of glass can generate as much as
385 pounds of mining waste and 28 pounds of air pollutants. Like the production of other materials, glass manufacturing and
usage has negative impacts on the environment. The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation
are we bringing these points to light? The more that we all participate in reducing the use of raw materials and the energy
needed to produce glass, the better off our environment will be, making glass repair the only environmentally friendly option.
saving glass today.