Dec. 19, 2012: Insulation Manufacturers Used 8.5 Billion Pounds of Recycled Materials from 2008-2011
Over those three years, U.S. manufacturers used more than 5.4 billion pounds of recycled glass, while manufacturers in Canada utilized more than 1.2 billion pounds of recycled glass. The survey showed that U.S. manufacturers and manufacturers in Canada used a combined total of 1.9 billion pounds of reclaimed slag in the production of thermal and acoustical insulation.
Since the industry’s recycling program began in 1992, NAIMA members’ plants have diverted over 41.5 billion pounds of recycled materials from the waste stream.
“NAIMA members are committed to preserving the environment by using recycled materials to produce energy-saving insulation products that improve a building’s energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact,” said Kate Offringa, president and CEO of NAIMA. “Fiberglass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation are some of the best choices available for residential and commercial green building.”
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Publication date: 12/17/2012