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Atlas Block to use recycled glass

In a bold move that will break barriers for builders and the environment, Atlas Block announces they will be the first in the industry to incorporate post-consumer recycled glass in their entire line ...


In a bold move that will break barriers for builders and the environment, Atlas Block announces they will be the first in the industry to incorporate post-consumer recycled glass in their entire line of products including concrete masonry units, masonry veneers and landscape products. Intensive research has led to the development of a lightweight block that utilizes revolutionary Poraver® technology, a post-consumer recycled material manufactured from glass collected through municipal blue box programs, and is exclusive to Atlas Block.

The introduction of up to 30 per cent post-consumer recycled glass (including unusable coloured glass), substantially reduces consumer landfill waste and increases eligibility for LEED® Recycled Material credits. If Atlas Block used only one per cent Poraver® in their products, it would decrease consumer glass waste in Ontario landfill sites by 1.9 million bottles annually. Poraver® technology processes recycled consumer glass by crushing it into a fine powder, refining it into light weight pellets that expand and generate a fine-pored granulate which is used in the production of concrete mix. The result is a high performance concrete product that is non-toxic, chemically stable, mold proof, odourless, has excellent noise and heat insulation values and is unaffected by moisture. Visit www.leed.atlasblock.com


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