The Glass Alliance Europe describes glass as a sustainable, fully recyclable material that provides great environmental benefits, such as contributing to mitigating climate change and saving precious natural resources. It is also highly appreciated in many applications for its inert nature and its contributions to safeguarding the health and well-being of the population.
Glass is a resource efficient material which is made of abundant, natural raw materials, including sand and cullets (glass waste). It can be recycled in closed loop over and over again.
Throughout the glass industry, considerable efforts are made to recycle glass after use, even though each sec- tor has its own specificities and quality requirements. The amount of solid waste produced by the glass industry during manufacturing is extremely low, since almost all cullets are immediately put back into furnaces to serve as raw material.
Health and Well-Being
Glass is a preferred material not only for its aesthetics but also for its characteristics. Architects specify glass panels for their energy-saving properties and ability to transmit natural light without compromising privacy. Glass allows light to infuse interior spaces, enhancing living and working conditions of its occupants. Studies have shown that the benefits of glass contribute to the well-being and improved health conditions of individuals inhabiting these environments.
EFI + Environment
Taking care of the environment is a responsibility we all share. Likewise, our desire is to be excellent stewards of the resources with which we have been entrusted. We are careful to choose materials and processes that minimize the environmental impact of our business.
All non-coated float and Extra Clear glass is recycled locally. Our SoftEtchTM product is sourced from a European partner who is certified in environmental management systems (ISO 14001).
All water based paint is used to create custom colours that are fused to our glass.
We support the local economy by recycling all aluminum and excess shavings. Unlike its wood counterpart, our aluminum frames do not rust, warp, or need any type of refinishing giving you a longer product life-cycle.
Our lighting products consist of efficient and long-lasting LEDs. The result is a product line that requires minimal energy and maintenance, while providing a cleaner and cooler burning light.