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National Windscreens Achieves 100% Glass Recycling

National Windscreens, a leading company in the automotive industry, is proud to announce significant advancements in its sustainability programme. With their commitment to reducing environmental impact, the company has set ambitious targets for further improvement. Embracing the principles of the circular economy, National Windscreens recognises the value of every piece of glass it processes, from production and transportation to glass fitting and recycling.

 

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Craig Gibson, ESG manager at National Windscreens, said:

“Glass is 100% recyclable, and we recycle every screen that is replaced. We understand the environmental impact of glass production, which is why we have embedded practices to recycle all damaged glass alongside a commitment to reduce our ecological footprint wherever possible.

Every tonne of glass that we recycle removes the need to extract that amount of material – sand, soda ash, and limestone – from the earth’s resources. The recycled glass is used to manufacture products like building insulation, carpets and bottles. Our repair-first policy also ensures that our technicians will avoid replacing the glass whenever possible, we assess windscreen damage according to the new BSI safety standards.

As a national business and a founding member of a global network in AGE (Automotive Glass Experts), we understand the importance of our managing the impact of our supply chains through scopes 1,2 and 3. Our latest sustainability report, which is close to being published, will further outline our progress and targets for the future. We will continue to innovate and lead in our glass recycling efforts, and drive towards a cleaner, and more sustainable future.”

Source www.nationalwindscreens.co.uk

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Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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