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Architectural Flat Glass Recycling

In a Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) initiative the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) and the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) have teamed to put together a project to explore the automation of separating glass, sealants and framing material from double glazed windows when they are replaced.

The current problem with recycling window glass is that it represents a very small proportion of building materials and has a low commercial value. The separation and recycling process is labour intensive with makes it not commercially viable. By automating the separation process, the SCI and CWCT feel that recycling costs will be minimised and supply become more regular therefore turning the process into a commercially viable one.

Source: SCI

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