AGC Earns Cradle to Cradle Label
February 6, 2012

AGC Glass Europe of Brussels recently received the Cradle to Cradle label for float glass and magnetron coatings, according to a company news release.

Cradle to Cradle (C2C) is a concept in which waste and by-products act as raw materials for a new product. It is developed by a German chemist, Michael Braungart, and an American architect, William McDonough, who put together a program called MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry.

AGC products are made from widely available raw materials, such as sand, soda and dolomite, according to the release. In addition, AGC incorporates 25 to 31 percent recycled glass into the production of float glass as standard. The benefit of using recycled cullet is that it melts at lower temperatures than raw materials, thus requiring less energy and causing fewer emissions. Any waste products left after recycling are processed.

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