Under this program launched as part of JN Phillips’ commitment to recycle 100% of the windshields the company replaces, the company will collect windshields at its various locations across New England and send the material to its recycling partner for processing.

The recycling method involves crushing of the windshields and then sending them through a special process to separate the glass from the plastic material, polyvinyl butyral, which upon final processing can be used in various industrial adhesive applications.

The GreenShield program, which marks the culmination of two years of research and development by JN Phillips is currently underway and is anticipated to save approximately five million pounds of glass and plastic from landfills each year.

JN Phillips president Bob Rosenfield said that GreenShield marks the company’s commitment to the environment and the company plans to work with others in the windshield replacement process to help keep as much glass and plastic as possible out of landfills.

“Customers have been asking about windshield recycling for some time and we are very pleased to be able to offer a solution. It’s the right thing to do for the environment and our business,” Rosenfield said.