How Is Glass Recycled

How Is Glass Recycled

The process of glass recycling is becoming ever more common across the UK, a trend which is beneficial towards the environment. However, with the latest figures released by the European Container Glass Federation showing that the UK recycled 60% of its glass waste, there is still work to be done.

Many companies utilise waste management services to collect their waste glass and ensure it is recycled, but what actually happens to the glass once it is collected. Here we give you an explanation of the glass recycling process.

1. Your waste glass is separated from the other waste your business produces and it stored ready for collection.

2. The waste glass is collected by your waste management service and transported to a nearby materials recycling factory or glass recycling and treatment plant.

3. The glass is then washed and sorted by colour. All impurities such as metal caps are removed.

4. Each type of glass is then crushed and melted down. From this point the glass is moulded into new products such as jars and bottles which can be used.

5. The newly formed glass products are used for a variety of uses, from beer bottles to jam jars and glasses.

One of the huge benefits of recycling glass is that it does not degrade through the recycling process. This means that glass can be recycled continually and never needs to be disposed of in landfill sites.

At Big Green, we passionately believe in the protection of the environment and helping our clients recycle as much of their waste as possible. The waste services we offer can provide both advice on glass recycling and collection services for transporting all types of waste for disposal.

If you want to help your business move towards achieving its sustainability goals, our waste collection service can help you do just that. We operate across the UK, working with our partners to provide them expert advice on the latest waste and environmental regulations, ensuring at all times that our clients fully comply with UK waste regulations.

So call our team of experts today if you want to work with an environmentally conscious waste management company you can trust. We will provide you with the bins you need to separate and store your waste, and the reliable collection services you need to ensure your waste is always collected on time. We can offer you a free-no-obligation quote on our services when you call, so do not hesitate to get in touch.

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