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Glass Waste Recycling Sittingbourne

Despite being reused multiple times, glass has the same quality as fresh glass made from raw materials. Glass takes a million years to decompose in a landfill. With Sittingbourne Waste on your side though, implementing a glass recycling system won’t take a million years. We’ll show you how to collect every bottle and jar in a cost-effective and simple manner. It’s simple to make your company’s sustainability and profitability synonymous with Sittingbourne. Give us a call on 01795 250 370.

At Sittingbourne Waste, we will help you develop a glass recycling program that is more cost effective, whether you want to implement a zero waste program or comply with local recycling standards. We’ll also provide you with free bins, and do a waste audit to determine whether you need to sort your glass by kind, colour, or not at all.  

Why Recycle Glass?

Promotes Sustainability. Glass is 100 percent recyclable and retains its purity and quality when recycled, allowing us to recycle it multiple times.Glass takes one million years to dissolve completely, which is a major issue for landfills that are becoming overburdened. It is critical that as much glass as possible be recycled. 

Increases Efficiency. Glass recycling is a simple way to contribute to the protection of our environment. Glass recycling promotes efficiency. All new glass containers are made primarily of recovered glass from recycling. A common glass container may include up to 70% recycled glass. According to industry estimates, 80% of all recycled glass is used to make new glass containers.

Glass recycling saves our natural resources. Recycling glass saves more than a ton of raw resources, including 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash, and 380 pounds of limestone, all of which are used to make new glass.

Recycling glass saves our energy. Making glass involves heating sand to 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit and emitting numerous pollutants, including greenhouse gases. This process consumes a lot of energy. In the recycling process, glass is crushed into a “cullet” as the first step. Recycling glass from cullet uses 40% less energy than manufacturing new glass from raw materials because it melts at a lower temperature.

Glass has many uses. Because they are constructed from natural and stable materials like sand and limestone, glass containers have a low incidence of chemical reactions with their contents. Due to this fact, glass can be used for a variety of applications, including reusable water bottles. It can even be used to build fences and walls. Among the many commercial applications of recycled glass are the use of tiles and landscaping material as well as the repair of beaches, along with its use as a component of new glassware.

Glass Recycling Process Sittingbourne

Glass recycling refers to the process of converting glass waste into new products. The steps involved in glass recycling are as follows:

The first step involved in glass recycling is the collection of the glass waste from your premises. After the collection, the glass waste will be transported to the recycling centre where the other steps of recycling will commence/.

In the recycling facilities, the glass waste will undergo inspection and sorting. Glass that you want to recycle must go through an inspection process. It’s critical to double-check that the glasses aren’t dangerous or tainted. For recycling centers to carry out the correct recycling procedure, glasses should be sorted first. Because of this, they can discern significant and small contaminants. Contaminants such as these are not made of glass, but they have crept into the mix. 

Following this is the glass breaking or crushing stage. Recyclers break the glass in this phase to make it easier to melt before it is created into new glass products. The final stage is the melting of the glass to be made into new glass products.

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