Nov. 4, 2022
Owens Corning Ups Shingle Recycling Efforts
Owens Corning is enhancing its shingle recycling efforts. By 2030, the company intends to recycle two million tons of shingles per year in the U.S. Owens Corning has set ambitious goals, says David Rabuano, senior vice-president and chief sustainability officer. “This includes establishing circular economy business models that ensure materials in our products remain in the economy indefinitely. We are focused on bringing these breakthrough solutions to life as a critical next chapter of work in our sustainability journey. Our mission is to build a sustainable future through material innovation, and with this enhanced focus on shingle recycling we continue to make progress.” The company launched workstreams focused on two methods of shingle recycling: recycling shingles into new shingles and recycling shingles into asphalt pavement. Both approaches intend to reclaim 100 per cent of the shingle to eliminate product waste.