Toledo, OH–(business wire)–Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today announced an increased commitment to single recycling, taking an important step towards realizing a circular economy. By 2030, the company plans to recycle 2 million tons of shingles per year in the US.
“Owens Corning has a strong sustainability foundation and sets ambitious goals. This includes establishing a circular economy business model that ensures the materials of our products remain in the economy indefinitely. We are focused on realizing these breakthrough solutions as the next important chapter in our sustainability journey,” said David Labuano said. “Our mission is to build a sustainable future through material innovation, and thus with a focus on pebble recycling, we continue to make progress. ”
The company has launched a workstream focused on two methods: recycling shingles into new shingles and recycling shingles into asphalt pavement. Both approaches aim for 100% reclaimed shingles and zero product waste.
“We have invested in debris recycling efforts, both through our in-house expertise and through collaboration with external partners. This has led to important learnings that will accelerate the ambitions of shingle recycling and allow the industry to move forward with this work to keep shingles out of landfills. ”
Recycled shingles into new shingles
Owens Corning has partnered with ASR Systems and CRS Reprocessing Services to pilot asphalt shingle recycling. Located on the Indiana Shingle Recycling site in Indianapolis and constructed and operated by Indiana Shingle Recycling and CRS Reprocessing Services, the pilot dismantles post-consumer and industrial waste shingles to produce individual shingles. Utilizes several unique and patented processes for extraction and reuse. Ingredient raw material. These raw materials are transported to Owens Corning’s manufacturing facility where they are tested in the production of new shingles made from recycled content.
“We believe this approach offers a higher value recycled material than other methods, resulting in a higher proportion of recycled content used in new shingles,” added Smith. “We’ve proven it on a lab scale and this pilot will help us move forward towards commercialization. ”
Shingles reused in asphalt pavement
Owens Corning is leveraging its expertise in asphalt innovation to increase the use of recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) in the pavement market. Working closely with pavement contractors, Owens Corning scientists provided technical guidance for incorporating recycled shingles into asphalt mix designs that meet federal and state pavement performance requirements. Through this work, the company has diverted £40 million of used shingles from landfills to pavement since his 2020.
“The dedication of our organization’s experts to testing and evaluating the proper formulation design of recycled shingles in asphalt pavements has allowed us to create a product that can withstand the demands of the road. We are focused on aggressively expanding this product into other markets to continue increasing the amount of shingles diverted from the ground,” Smith added.
A history of sustainable innovation and commitment
Earlier this year, Owens Corning announced its 16th.th An annual sustainability report detailing the company’s progress towards its ambitious 2030 sustainability goals. Owens, a leader in corporate responsibility, Her Corning is recognized for its sustainability commitments and achievements. This includes being the first company to hold the top spot on 3BL Media’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for four consecutive years. In 2021, Owens Corning was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 12th consecutive year, and Chairman and CEO Brian Chambers said he was named Responsible Chief Executive Officer of his ESG Transparency by 3BL Media ( Selected as Responsible CEO of the Year. The company is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and has industry-leading ratings.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through materials innovation. Our three integrated businesses (Composites, Insulation and Roofing) leverage our unique materials science, manufacturing and market knowledge to help our customers succeed and grow in durable, sustainable We provide highly efficient and energy efficient solutions. With a global outlook and a human scale, we employ approximately 20,000 people in 33 countries and are committed to creating value for our customers and shareholders and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Dedicated. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning hits its $8.5 billion mark in 2021 sales. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.
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