bottle recycling Articles

  • An Infographic on “A Bottles Journey”

    The average family consumes annually about 500 glass jars or bottles.  Glass if taken to landfill will never decompose.  However glass can endlessly be recycled without loosing its characteristics.  Glass is made from raw materials such as sand, limestone, soda ash or scrap glass.   Furnace ready scrap glass is called cullet.    Glass containers from the ...


    By Advanced Technical Concepts

  • Aluminum Recycling

    The Customer The Company is one of the largest producers of aluminum. They conduct business worldwide and serve the aerospace, automotive, building, construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, oil & gas, packaging and industrial products & services markets. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. ...

  • Bottle deposit scheme plans unveiled

    The UK government yesterday announced plans for a deposit return scheme for single-use drink containers in a bid to improve Britain’s floundering recycling rates. The scheme will be subject to a consultation later this year, and will look to emulate similar initiatives in Denmark, Sweden and Germany where recycling rates have risen up to 97%. ...

  • Plastic Recycling Facts

    Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful productsAccording to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Below list some ...

  • The carbon impact of bottling Australian wine in the UK

    An increasingly hot issue in the UK is the design of bottles and their recycled content, to the point where researchers have begun analysing how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted from bulk-imported wine from Australia compared to its bottling in the UK. The study considers a comparison between using Amcor-designed PET bottles versus typical glass bottles used by UK-based bottlers. One ...

  • The social impact of liberalisation of plastic bottles in Malta

    This paper analyses the social impact of liberalisation of plastic bottles in Malta, wherein the system of returnable glass bottles has effectively been replaced by a system of disposable plastic bottles. The paper applies concepts such as Ulrich Beck's (1992) 'risk society', and Michael Cahill's (1994) 'consumer society' to the issue under research. A quantitative survey administered in two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • Plastic Recycling Process

    Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their ...

  • Glass Bottles – the elephant in the room for sustainable wine

    Originally Published at - http://ecoopportunity.net/ Over the past couple of weeks (whilst I have been avoiding writing the next in the sustainability and wine series for these pages) there have been some interesting goings-on in the space of sustainability and wine.  One of my hobby-horses, or it would probably be better described as a hobby-sheep given the amount I bleat on about it, ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • What happens to crushed glass from PEL Bottle Crushers

    All of the glass which has been crushed using a PEL bottle crusher is recycled and reprocessed back into bottles. The cullet produced by PEL bottle crushers has been approved by the leading glass manufacturers as a supplier of high quality glass cullet. 85% of the cullet produced is above 8mm and can be reprocessed back into bottles. The glass is crushed to the size of a ...

  • Help wanted: good recyclers!

    Your help is wanted (and needed)! Recycling creates new businesses that haul, process, and broker recovered materials, as well as companies that manufacture and distribute products made with these recycled materials. You can help create these jobs by making sure you’re recycling consistently and correctly. Here are some best recycling practices to be a good recycler: 1. Capture all ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • FLOTTWEG SORTICANTER® for Plastic recycling

    How many times each day do you use something made out of plastic? From a toothbrush to a soda pop bottle, from a grocery bag to a garden hose, plastics are part of our daily life. Needless to mention the huge amount of waste plastics generated in the industry. You probably know that plastics are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. When plastics are thrown away, they become part of the ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • Ridiculous Stuff to Recycle for Money

    Recycling is one of the best business options for many people and there are many individual and small level recyclers who have ventured into this field. With the amount of waste being accumulated on a daily basis, any help, however small, is welcomed. Therefore, it is imperative for everyone to make an effort to send waste items to the recycling center. It is a ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • The rise of the Fuxing recycling empire

    Yulin Wang is a typical example of the new generation of young but passionate Chinese entrepreneurs. In just 10 years, he has built something of a recycling empire comprising plastics, paper and metals interests. His Hangzhou Fuxing group of companies has its headquarters in the Chinese town of Hangzhou but also operates plants in Europe and Turkey. The word ‘workaholic’ could have been invented ...

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Plastic Products – Designed for Recycling?

    When it comes to the UK’s approach to plastics recycling, local authorities, waste management firms and members of the public often come under fire. But to what extent would greater product design considerations enable further progress to be made, considers Chris Oldfield? A recent study conducted by recycling association Recoup¹, found that plastic is the material consumers are most ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • CO2 impacts of transporting UK’s recovered paper and plastic bottles to China

    Exports of recovered materials for recycling overseas have grown at a rapid pace over the past decade. In 2007, 4.7 million tonnes of recovered paper and half a million tonnes of recovered plastics were exported. The principal destination for these exports was China. The environmental benefits of domestic recycling are well understood. However, one question often asked in respect of exports is ...

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Bottled Water Boycotts: Back to-the-Tap Movement Gains Momentum

    From San Francisco to New York to Paris, city governments, high-class restaurants, schools, and religious groups are ditching bottled water in favor of what comes out of the faucet. With people no longer content to pay 1,000 times as much for bottled water, a product no better than water from the tap, a backlash against bottled water is growing. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, which represents ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The Debate over the Economic Viability of Recycling

    The general view about recycling is that it is extremely beneficial to the environment. The majority of websites pertaining to environmental policies, be it private agency or government, say that a good citizen with moral credibility must do three things: Recycle everything Sort the waste ...


    By Compactor Management Company

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