Friday, October 9, 2009

Your New Green Bathroom: The Glazing Contractor’s Contribution

by Mark Gauvin
Discount Glass and Mirror, ASID Industry Partner
The use of Tempered Safety Glass is fairly standard in showers and dividers in the bathroom. When ready to be disposed of at the end of its first life, this material is now being collected, exploded, and tumbled for use in countertop materials, fireplaces, and more.

Aluminum channels and hardware are easily recyclable, and in fact all “cut‐offs” collected during fabrication and installations are routinely picked up for recycling at glazing companies across the county. Even the  handsome solid brass hardware utilized on frameless‐style shower  enclosures is most welcome by our recyclers, as well as the stainless steel fasteners.

Some alternative materials used in countertops and upright panels, such as “3‐form” are composed of resins that can be re‐purposed by the manufacturer, as well as their glass components.

For more information on what can be accomplished to get you a greener bathroom, feel free to contact us directly.

Discount Glass and Mirror