Glass recycling is the process of turning waste glass into usable products. Glass waste should be separated by chemical composition, and then, depending on the end use and local processing capabilities, might also have to be separated into different colours. Many recyclers collect different colours of glass separately since glass retains its colour after recycling. The most common types used for consumer containers are colourless glass, green glass, and brown/amber glass.
Glass makes up a large component of household and industrial waste due to its weight and density. The glass component in municipal waste is usually made up of bottles, broken glassware, light bulbs and other items. Adding to this waste is the fact that many manual methods of creating glass objects have a defect rate of around forty percent. Glass recycling uses less energy than manufacturing glass from sand, lime and soda.
Every metric ton (1,000 kg) of waste glass recycled into new items saves 315 kilograms(693 pounds) of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere during the creation of new glass. Glass that is crushed and ready to be remelted is called cullet.
Glass is one of the most useful materials on the planet, and has remained so since its invention over 5000 years ago. Today, as we move towards becoming a more sustainable society, glass has become a valuable resource that should be recovered and recycled once it has been used. More and more people are joining a new movement called "Friends of Glass" to register their support. We invite you to join as well.
We so want to rid London streets of unsightly bottles that we will provide exceptional pricing for the above trades. We will provide you with 12kg bags for glass and will collect strictly within your requirements. Want a great price? We promise it will not be beaten by any of our competitors.
Waste Man Ltd
A9A Dover's Corner Industrial Park
Tel: 0800 032 3864
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