Solving Three Problems - Recycling Glass to Improve Concrete and Reduce GHG Emissions
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About the Event
Glass is a fully recyclable material, and circular – back into glass – IF it can be cleanly recovered and processed. Now other options exist for the thousands of tons of glass that can’t easily be returned to new bottles. An exciting development is converting it to pozzolan, a necessary ingredient for making concrete – with a surprising array of environmental benefits. Extensive R&D has established standards and specifications; pilot projects have verified its effectiveness; and new investments in recovery and processing are poised to make it commercially viable.
Learn from key stakeholders how those elements are coming together to solve the glass recycling challenge, and create more environmentally sustainable low carbon concrete, improve the environmental performance of concrete, the most common material globally for our buildings and infrastructure, and extend the life of concrete by as much as 40%.
- Amanda Kaminsky, Principal, Building Product EcoSystems
- Louis Grasso, Managing Partner, Urban Mining Northeast
- Tom Outerbridge, Manager, Sims Metal Management
Marianna Koval, Direct, Invest NYC, Center for Sustainable Business, NYU-Stern School of Business