Reducing our carbon footprint
One windshield at a time
We're committed to protecting our environment. Our goal is to become carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050.
Windshields are different
They’re made of both glass and specialized resin to create a stronger, more resilient product. And if they aren’t disposed of properly, they can pollute our environment.
Recycling with expertise
Our partner, Shark Glass Recycling North America, collects our damaged windshields and repurposes the materials into paints, fiberglass insulation, carpet backing, and more. In fact, the carpets in our Columbus, Ohio home office are made from these same recycled materials.
Through this partnership, we’ve been able to keep more than 348,000 tons of windshields (the equivalent of 22 million windshields) out of landfills.
In 2022 alone, we recycled over 58,000 tons, about 85% of the damaged windshields we collected. As we look to the future, our company goal is to increase that number to 95%.
Our recycling impact goes beyond the landfill
According to the Glass Packaging Institute, we eliminate one ton of carbon dioxide emissions for every six tons of recycled glass.
That means that through our recycling efforts, we annually reduce the equivalent CO2 emissions of:
- 12,000 vehicles
- 6 million gallons of gasoline
- 5,800 homes
Creating a better future together
By choosing Safelite, you’re putting your discarded windshield to good use.
So, when you need an auto glass replacement, schedule with us and help keep glass out of our landfills.