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New EPD for AGC Glass Europe standard and Low-Carbon float glass

AGC Glass Europe is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. In the meantime, the Group has set itself the interim milestone of reducing its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent by 2030 compared to 2019.

To meet these ambitious goals, AGC has been accelerating initiatives to reduce the impact of its production processes on climate and publicly share their first outcomes with the simultaneous release of new third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its standard float glass Europe-wide and a first third-party verified EPD for its Low-Carbon Glass.

AGC renews EPD for Planibel Clearlite
For Planibel Clearlite (standard float glass), AGC renewed its EPD. This new assessment of the products’ life-cycle highlights a reduction of the Global Warming Potential (GWP) value from 11.6 kg CO2 eq/m2 in 2019 to 10.3 kg CO2 eq/m2 as expressed for 4 millimetre float glass, this is the lowest GWP value Europe-wide for standard clear float glass.

AGC goes further with EPD for Low-Carbon Glass
After collecting all the necessary data from two plants – Moustier (Belgium) and Seingbouse (France) – AGC releases its EPD for Low-Carbon Float Glass, which is published in INIES: the French national reference database for environmental and health data on construction products and equipment.

This third-party verified EPD presenting the life-cycle analysis of AGC Low-Carbon Glass features a reduced Global Warming Potential of 5.5 kg CO2 eq/m2 as expressed for 4 millimetre float glass, a significant reduction compared to standard float glass.

Increased use of cullet via AGC’s Recycle Glass Service
As glass is endlessly recyclable, one of AGC’s main objectives is to use as much recycled glass (cullet) as possible in its production processes. To source these larger quantities of cullet and help reduce its GHG emissions, AGC launched its Recycle Glass service, which collects flat glass waste from industry as well as from renovation and demolition projects (end-of-life glazing) for recycling in flat glass production. For end-of-life glazing, AGC works with a network of partners to guarantee that the cullet is of sufficiently high quality for recycling.

To learn more on Low-Carbon Glass and the EPD: www.agc-yourglass.com.

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