Earlier this year, Global Market Insights released a report about the automotive glass market. The report stated that the US laminated automotive glass market was worth more than $800 million in 2015. While that's already a huge amount, the report projects that the global automotive glass market will exceed $29 billion by 2024. Expected drivers of this huge global growth in less than decade are an upsurge in demand for passenger cars, particularly in emerging countries.
Given those huge amounts of auto glass, you may be wondering what happens to all the glass that gets damaged and needs to be replaced. The answer to that question depends entirely on who replaces it. The unfortunate truth about many companies is they simply send used glass off to landfills. That means a single company can produce thousands of pounds of waste every year.
In a time when this type of excess waste is very problematic for the United States and the rest of the globe, J. Royce Auto Glass is proud to take a better approach. We recycle all of our used auto glass, plastics, papers, and parts.
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The reason we're able to recycle all of the old windshields we replace is through a partnership with Service Auto Glass and Shark Solutions USA. One of the great things about this type of recycling is there are actually a lot of uses for recycled auto glass. Common uses include making ornate flooring, counter tops, shower doors, greenhouses and reflective yellow paint for roadways. Fiberglass manufacturing companies are also able to use this recycled material.
In addition to our commitment to recycling, we're always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact. One example of this is our use of Dow Betaseal Express sausage pack urethanes. The reason we use this specific type of packaging is it's the lowest waste product on the market with the smallest impact on the environment.
If you want to work with a company that's committed to taking care of its customers and the environment, the number to call for mobile auto glass repair and replacement is 513-437-6923.
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