Thanks to Glass Plus is now possible to produce a ceramic tile made up with 20% of glass from CRT (cathode ray tube). This innovative green tile got the ambitious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits, the internationally recognized certification system for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Indeed, the tile will be composed of post-consumer recycled materials, whilst currently the majority of all products that contribute towards the achievement of LEED credits are made using preconsumer recycledcontent (manufacturing waste). In environmental terms this means a saving of 20% of non-renewable raw materials (such as feldspar) than using traditional tiles and 81% reduction of carbon dioxide emissions to the extraction and transportation of raw material.
The screens of 30 old Tv sets give almost 300 kilos of recycling glass to produce enough tile (thanks to Glass Plus Project) to clad an apartment of 70 square meters. 2012 will see the beginning of marketing and promotional activities to launch the eco-tiles of Glass Plus. Our expectation is to collect almost 75.000 tons of Tv sets and Monitors, something like 25.000 tons of glass panel enough for cladding more than 83.000 apartments.