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Glass Recycling Cambridge


By recycling glass, non-renewable fossil fuels are conserved and the emission of harmful gasses into the atmosphere reduced. Recycling glass is of the utmost importance.

The UK glass market has the power to recycle millions of tonnes of glass each year, but now only recycles around 50% of container glass and while this figure has doubled over the previous five decades it still lags behind other nations.  Obviously, a lot of this responsibility falls on the shoulders of the business sector, as bars, restaurants and bars alone now throw off over 200,000 tonnes of glass each year into landfill.

Importance of Glass Recycling Cambridge

Recycling glass is of the utmost importance as a result of environmental impact of generating new glass because its components must be quarried, thereby significantly consuming raw materials (1.3 tonnes per tonne of glass) and damaging the landscape, and the procedure for burning these materials in the furnace utilizes a substantial amount of energy  each tonne the equal of burning 250kg of wood, or 315kg of carbon dioxide which would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.  And when you take into account the fact that glass is 100 percent and endlessly recyclable  without any loss to its quality or purity – there really is no excuse not to do it!

Types of Glass Materials

 A wide range of everyday products – from bottles and jars to glass wool insulation for homes  can be made from recycled glass.

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Glass is among the most widely recycled stuff in the UK, it may be recycled indefinitely because it does not degrade during the procedure, so it’s no wonder that many food makers are rejecting plastic containers and going back into glass packaging. Glass recycling has a positive influence on British businesses because it’s estimated that 500 jobs are created for each 100,000 tonnes of glass collected for recycling.  When we as a country recycled all the glass we now throw away, it would create 7,500 new jobs overnight.


How is Glass Recycled?

Once collected, glass is sprinkled by colour and washed to remove any impurities.  The glass is subsequently smashed and melted, then moulded into new products such as jars and bottles.  Waste glass may also be used for alternative purposes such as brick manufacture or decorative uses.


Benefits of Glass Recycling Cambridge

Saves energy: The energy saved from recycling 1 glass bottle is enough to power a light bulb for 4 hours. Glass fountains and fountains generated in the UK have an average recycled content of 30%. Green bottles, nevertheless, contain as much as 90 percent. The largest glass furnace generates more than 1 million glass jars and bottles per day. 

Reusable: Glass is 100% recyclable and can be reused over and over again. Glass that’s thrown into landfills will never decompose, placing a fantastic strain on imports using an excessive amount of glass content. Bottles and jars recycling saved around 385,000 tonnes of co2 emissions over the last year, equivalent to taking more than 120,000 cars off the road. The UK industry sector still has a lot of work to do to recycle glass — bars, restaurants, and bars now throw away over 200,000 tonnes of glass each year into landfill. 

With  our glass collection service, we will provide your waste transfer note (wtn) and duty of care records, in addition to a suitable sized container, and also pre-agreed collection program to meet your waste needs.  Depending on your business we might also recommend that you take other kinds of waste collections such as overall waste, food waste or dry mixed recycling. We may get your bin delivered in 10 working days. Please call us today on 01223 902 750

 (local rate call) if you have some questions.

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