2020 Innovation Name: Glass Processing Facility
Awards: 5th Most Innovative Agriculture, Mining & Utilities Company
SUEZ has developed and implemented a glass processing facility, which crushes and washes glass to a fine particle size material at scale, as a sustainable alternative for glass disposal in the construction industry. A processing facility, capable of crushing, and washing glass was installed at the Spring Farm Resource Recovery Facility, while SUEZ’s existing Water Treatment Facility was utilised to treat the water. SUEZ then developed a partnership with construction companies to utilise glass sand in their production process.
This innovation saved $1.7M (SUEZ) in landfill costs and significantly reduced the sand cost for construction companies.