GANA Decorative Division Recyclability Task Group Explores Glass Recycling Options
February 22, 2012

by Penny Stacey,

The Glass Association of North America's (GANA) Decorative Division Recyclability Task Group met this morning in Sarasota, Fla., as part of the association's annual conference, and is getting close to drafting a Glass Informational Bulletin (GIB) about decorative glass, according to task group chair Danik Dancause of Walker Glass.

"We're not quite ready to start writing a GIB, but I think we're a lot closer," he said. Meeting participants held a lengthy discussion on the variety of glass recycling options that could be available for architectural glass, but agreed in some cases information is scarce in this area.

"The companies that are doing anything with recycling decorative glass maybe aren't releasing a lot of information about it out there yet," suggested Mandy Marxen of Gardner Glass Products.

Dancause proposed the division launch a task group to explore what the province of Manitoba is doing, processing and recycling its own glass. "They crunch it and they use it for their own businesses," he said. "It's not even a company doing this, it's a government."

Marxen agreed to participate in this research effort, to determine if anything similar is occurring in the United States.

"The question here is--does [the province of Manitoba] use architectural glass, and are there any other provinces that do the same?" This week's conference continues through Friday, February 24. Stay tuned to™ for the latest updates from the event. .

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