Recycled Fiberglass Insulation: Green and Energy-Efficient

Recycled Fiberglass Insulation: Green and Energy-Efficient

Posted by BIP on 14th Oct 2022

Climate Change...Global Warming...Carbon Footprint...Greenhouse Gases...Fossil Fuels...Carbon Neutral...
These are some of the current buzz words relating to the energy sector.

Insulation = "Green"

BIP Fiberglass Pipe Insulation = 2x "Green"

Why is BIP Fiberglass Pipe Insulation 2x Green you may ask.  Fiberglass Pipe Insulation's main purpose is to reduce energy use which makes it a "Green" product.  The second part is that Fiberglass Pipe Insulation is made from approximately 50% Recycled Glass!  Fiberglass Pipe Insulation is also a product that can be recycled (still in its beginning stages).

The demand for recycled fiberglass insulation is currently through the roof, with manufacturers Owens Corning and Johns Manville leading the way by purchasing billions of pounds of glass each year.  Recyclers used to trash large percentages of glass sent to them due to the limited demand for recycled glass.  Things have completely changed with upwards of 90% of glass sent to recyclers being actually recycled into new bottles or fiberglass.

Benefits of Using Recycled Glass for Fiberglass Pipe Insulation:

  • Recycled Glass Cullet takes 25-30% less energy to melt compared to virgin materials.
  • 1 ton of carbon dioxide is reduced for every 6 tons of recycled glass used in making fiberglass pipe insulation.
  • Reduces material that would normally go to landfills

Did you know that just 1 Glass Bottle can produce over 3 miles of fiberglass strand?

Fiberglass Pipe Insulation is Made of 50% Recyclable Glass