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See below how Design glass solution by Saint-Gobain can contribute to BREEAM criteria: Construction Waste Management

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The number of points is given for only information purpose. Saint-Gobain, in anyway, shall not guarantee or not be held liable for non-fulfillment of the certification which includes a broader package than constructions products employed for the targeted building.
Up to 3 credits (all buildings)

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Aim

To promote resource efficiency via the effective and appropriate management of construction waste.

Requirement summary

Development of a construction resource management plan. Reducing construction waste related to on site construction and off-site manufacture or fabrication.

Diverting non-hazardous construction (on site and dedicated off-site manufacture or fabrication), demolition and excavation waste (where applicable) generated by the project from landfill.

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Our contribution

Construction waste reduction

Regarding our construction waste, glass has a very limited impact. As glass and glazing are made in factories and delivered ready to be installed, they do not produce any cutting waste on the jobsite. The one or two elements used for protection purposes during delivery are made of cardboard, plastic or wood and are recyclable on the jobsite. The racks on which the glass is transported are returned to the glass manufacturer processor. This is all in line with the sustainable building beliefs at Saint-Gobain Glass. 

Diversion of resources from landfill

As for our demolition waste, Saint-Gobain is working to build partnerships with stakeholders in order to recycle glass at its end of life. Accordingly, new recycling projects have been launched in France and the UK. In these countries, windows and glazing are recycled and returned to the float as cullet. 

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In two countries, France and UK, new services are under development to recycle content as its end of life.