Recycling glass is one of the many ways we can reduce pollution and waste. The glass which is most frequently recycled is the one found with your favourite beverages in – bottle glass.
Glass can be melted down and made into many different forms from drinking glasses to glass fibre. When the glass is taken to a manufacturing or recycling plant, it is broken up into smaller pieces called cullet.
The broken pieces are crushed, sorted, cleaned, and prepared to be mixed with other raw materials like soda ash and sand. The raw materials and glass pieces are melted in a furnace and then shaped into moulds to make new bottles of different colours and sizes. New recycled bottles and jars are made in this way. This uses TWICE as much energy to produce than plastic and creates 6 times the global warming gases.
Everyday we throw away a significant amount of glass rather than recycling. Instead of letting landfills pile up with glass objects that are a threat to safety and environment, why don’t we use it again?
Cawley’s Glass recycling service collects glasses and creates new products or be used in the production of items such as building materials. Contact us today here https://bit.ly/30i2ltL to find out what we can do for you.