Learn How Recycled Glass Helps Entire Economies Reach Sustainable Goals

December 20, 2022
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Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash

Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash


Glass manufacturer Şişecam shares how it incorporates sustainability into its everyday operations to help reduce the carbon footprint of its consumers in the architecture, automotive, and renewable energy sectors. According to Şişecam CEO Görkem Elverici, glass is one of the world’s most sustainable materials as it can be recycled, melted down and formed into new glass products indefinitely.

What do we see when we look through glass? The world around us? A sustainable future? Without glass, our world would be unrecognizable. It preserves, protects, displays, and illuminates. It’s been around since the dawn of humanity and will help shape a new civilization beyond this earthly one.

“We need to celebrate this miraculous material, because it can transform the world into a better place,” said Görkem Elverici, CEO of Şişecam, one of the world’s top glass and chemicals manufacturers. “Without it we would never have reached the moon, nor will we ever step on Mars.”

Şişecam’s deep roots with a material we all take for granted led the company to campaign for the UN to make 2022 the International Year of Glass. “Most people don’t appreciate the importance of glass and how it will help entire economies achieve their UN Sustainable Development Goals,” said Elverici. “We are helping to create awareness.”

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