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Glass Recycling Facts - Simple Information with a Big Impact

5 MIN GUIDE: TO GLASS RECYCLING TOTAL GLASS RECYCLING IN SWITZERLAND 89% TOTAL GLASS RECYCLED IN THE UK 61% TOTAL GLASS RECYCLING IN THE USA 34% GLASS FACTS GLASS IS INFINITELY RECYCLABLE RECYCLING ONE TONNE OF GLASS SAVES PRODUCING 350KG OF CO2 8 JOBS ARE CREATED FOR EVERY 1000 TONNES OF GLASS RECYCLED IT TAKES LESS ENERGY TO PRODUCE GLASS USING RECYCLED MATERIALS REUSING GLASS CAN EXTEND THE LIFE OF PLANT MACHINERY E.G. FURNACE REUSING GLASS 5% RAW MATERIALS RAW MATERIALS USED TO MAKE GLASS O SAND O DOLOMITE O SODA PERCENTAGE OF RAW TO RECYCLED GLASS MAJOR SOURCES FOR RECYCLED GLASS BEER/WINE BOTTLES GLASSWARE LIGHTBULBS 95% RECYCLED GLASS THE RECYCLING PROCESS The glass can be collected from households, businesses or recycling centres. COLLECTED Finally, the glass will be moulded or blown to form new glass bottles & containers. Different types of glass needs to be separated in order to reduce contamination. REUSED PROCESSED At this stage, the glass will be mixed with the raw materials in order to colour or enhance its properites. After sorting, the glass is then crushed to produce what are known as cullet. MIXED/MELTED CRUSHED USES FOR RECYCLED GLASS Ceramic sanitary Fibreglass insulation Astroturf ware Abrasives Agriculture applications Water filtration media FOR INFO ON BUSINESS WASTE RECYCLING VISIT: AN INFOGRAPHIC BY: Lili Lili Waste Services Waste Services

Glass Recycling Facts - Simple Information with a Big Impact

shared by Emmaclaire on Feb 26
This infographic about glass recycling, includes information about the recycling process, statistics and uses for recycled glass.







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