Did you know that it takes more than a million years for a windshield to biodegrade? And in Canada, more than a million windshields are replaced every year. That’s a LOT of windshields just lying around in landfills.
Windshields are made of two layers of glass held together by a thin plastic laminate, so they are extremely difficult to recycle.
That’s why Crackmasters in Canada is so excited to see this incredible installation by French artist Baptiste Debombourg. The piece is called Flow (or The Cry of the Leviathan).
The artist used hundreds of broken windshields to create a room-sized sculpture that represents a tsunami and the destruction it can create – a symbol of man’s connection to disposable materials and a suggestion that we will one day be our own undoing (source).
Knowing what we know about the difficulty of recycling windshield glass and the eternity it takes to break down, we do everything we can to repair a damaged windshield before we recommend a replacement. If you’ve been told your windshield can’t be repaired, get a second opinion from one of our technicians. We can repair most cracks, even those up to 20 inches in length. If Crackmasters Canada can’t repair it, no one can.