GGF, FENSA and BFRC Launch Pilot Glass Recycling Scheme
Chris Beedel, Head of Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations at the GGF explains: “The pilot glass recycling scheme will be offered in a small number of localities while we trial the service and make sure it works for all parties. The areas and surrounds covered in the first instance are: Hull, York, Doncaster, Lincoln, Sheffield, Nottingham, Wakefield, Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, Peterborough and Derby. The units will need to be deglazed because they will be transported differently to the PVC-U frames, and there is a minimum collection criteria of 20 frames/IGUs.
“Collection of the glass, alongside the uPVC frames, will continue to be free of charge if the collection criteria are met. Installers can be assured the old materials will be handled responsibly with all glass collected being recycled back into the industry as into clean cullet which is sent for flat glass processing.”
Chris concludes: “There is mounting pressure on installers to do the right thing when it comes to recycling old windows. Waste removal is a lucrative business and has therefore attracted some less scrupulous service providers, so the GGF, FENSA and the BFRC want to protect their members by giving them a free alternative. Ensuring you have a responsible recycling programme in place is also an attractive proposition for the ever-increasing number of eco-conscious homeowners. We hope this pilot glass recycling scheme will be as successful as the existing PVC-u frame service, and therefore be offered to all members nationwide very soon.”