On July 6, Aero Aggregates presented the PHL Remain Overnight (RON) Apron team (left) with a plaque for being their largest project to date, utilizing ultra-lightweight foamed glass aggregates (UL-FGA) to divert 85 million glass bottles from landfills. Due to the ultra-low weight, the material requires less trucks for delivery, therefore reducing the carbon footprint during shipping. The project’s carbon footprint is further reduced during construction since less time and equipment is required to place and compact the material.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, landfills received approximately 7.6 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) glass in 2018. The amount of weight in tons of UL-FGA that the RON Apron project used is roughly 170,000 tons.
Now that is something to celebrate in the realm of sustainability!