GGF extends glass recycling scheme

Leaders of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and Fensa have extended the firm’s pilot glass recycling programme. The pilot glass recycling scheme first launched in March, and is now open to companies in a significant area of the north of England and the Midlands.

“As with all of our recycling schemes, we spend a lot of time making sure they work as they should, and that we have the capacity to deliver, before rolling them out nationally,” explained Chris Beedel, the GGF’s head of advocacy and stakeholder relations. “We can enter the next phase of expanding the glass recycling scheme now because our partners CNC Recycling are adding an operational hub in the north west. This will mean availability down to Stoke, across to Halifax/Brighouse, north Wales, Cheshire and areas of Cumbria. Added to our existing programme, this gives us the coverage across the north of England and the Midlands.

“The scheme is operated by the GGF, BFRC and Fensa, in conjunction with our recycling partners CNC Recycling, It has been designed to be incredibly easy to use. The units for collection will need to be deglazed because they will be transported differently to the PVC-U frames, and there is a minimum collection criteria of 20 frames/insulated glass units. Collection will continue to be free of charge if this criteria is met.”

Chris continued: “Both installers and homeowners want the peace of mind that they can recycle old products responsibly. But it’s not always easy to find a trusted partner. We’re pleased to be able to offer a reliable solution to this increasingly prevalent issue to even more installers, and look forward to extending the scheme further again in the future.”

Read more about the GGF online at the federation’s dedicated website. Information about Fensa can be found at

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