Global awareness of environmental issues is gathering pace with consumers making informed choices and governments seeking to impose regulations on industry to adopt resource efficient and “green” technologies.
Delam’s system provides the ability for the building industry to adopt “closed loop” recycling with regard to laminated glass.
Delam’s technology is the only system that allows for the complete separation of glass from interlayer resulting in the 100% recyclability of both components and eliminating the need to send laminate to landfill.
When there is nothing wrong with the glass panels, being able to delaminate for re-use eliminates the requirement to re-make the glass providing further environmental benefits.
Adoption of Delam’s system allows a laminator to offer a complete recycling service for their product and promote its “resource efficient” credentials.
If recycled glass is used to make new glass, the energy and materials consumed are greatly reduced.
This converts a cost (for disposing of defective glass) into an income for the recovered interlayer and glass cullet.
After accounting for transport and processing every tonne of glass recycled saves 315kg of CO2 and 1.2 tonnes of raw materials. SOURCE: “Zero Waste”