It’s hard to believe that two materials so apparently opposite as aluminum and glass could have anything in common. But both of these popular building materials require a complex and energy intensive manufacturing process and both require depletable natural resources. Fortunately, both materials are also totally recyclable.
Why We Recycle Aluminum and Glass
In general terms, the environmental impacts of recycling are incredible. Every year, recycling saves enough energy to power 1.4 million homes, reduces water pollutants by 27,047 tons and also helps to reduce air pollution.
Recycling the glass from a typical Arch shower door or standard size window can save enough energy to power a computer for more than 30 minutes.
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