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Contact us at 01633 910 340 for rapid, dependable, and cost-effective glass recycling. We’ll handle your glass waste management so you can focus on developing your business. Reusing glass is one of the few materials that maintains its properties after repeated use. Recycled glass requires less energy to produce, so the more that can be recycled, the better off we will be. Glass recycling, therefore, is an environmentally friendly and energy saving method.

Recycling is one of the simplest methods to make a positive difference in the world we live in. Glass can be recycled for a variety of purposes and Newport Waste is about ensuring that all of your glass waste is handled properly and ends up being recycled.

What is Glass Waste Recycling?

Glass recycling refers to the process of converting old glass materials into new glass products. In this process, used glass materials are broken and melted so they can be recycled. A variety of workplace products are made from glass, including ceramics, windows, doors, mirrors, and disposable bottles. However the purpose for which we put these glasses may vary, one thing for sure is that we can recycle them. When you recycle glass instead of littering or throwing it in landfills, you’re protecting our natural environment.

1.2 tons of natural resources are saved for every ton of discarded glass utilized to make new glass. When shipping and processing costs are included in, each ton of recycled glass saves 670kg of CO2. Recycling also minimizes the need for quarrying raw materials, thereby conserving nonrenewable natural resources. One bottle of recycled plastic saves enough energy to run a fluorescent light bulb for seven hours!

How is Glass Recycled?

It is important to separate glass from other recyclables and place it in its own recycling bin before recycling it. It is not advisable to mix glass with any other recyclable material. The brittle nature of glass makes it easily breakable. Our glass waste collection will follow after that. As soon as the glass is collected, it will be transported to the recycling centers. 

It is important for recycling centers to sort glasses before beginning the proper recycling process. As a result, they will be able to separate the major sources of contamination from the glass waste. Phyrex, ceramics, aluminum cans, cardboard, window frames, light bulbs, and mirrors are just some of the contaminants that they try to remove.

After the sorting stage comes the glass waste crushing stage. The purpose of this step is to make it easier for recycling businesses to melt the glass. This is achieved using an automatic recycling station that has 24 hammers. A drive shaft spins erratically in the machine, shattering the glass into small pieces. After this stage, the glass is melted and blown up into the shapes of desired glass products to be made out of it such as jars and glass containers.

Glass Waste Recycling as an Energy Saver

However, not all glass is recycled into other glass materials. With those glasses the best practical thing to do to avoid them ending up in landfills is to use them as aggregate in construction. They improve the quality of the cement and sand used in construction and are also successful at diverting glass waste from ending up in landfills. Energy savings are one of the most obvious advantages of recycling glass waste. Taking a close look at manufacturing processes, you’ll see they damage the environment a great deal compared to glass recycling. This recycling method conserves more energy than manufacturing new glasses from scratch. Glass cullet, for instance, burns at much lower temperatures. As a result, we are able to use more energy to do better things.

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