glass collection Articles

  • Survey of Waste Glass Collection & Recycling Arrangements in UK Local Authorities

    1. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study is to inform WRAP of the range of contractual arrangements for waste container glass collection and recycling adopted by local authorities throughout the UK. The key objectives are: To further WRAP’s understanding of the waste container glass supply chain, in particular with regardto collection of waste ...

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Community Glass Recycling Project: ACI Glass Packaging

     To increase glass recycling, ACI Glass and local councils in regional New South Wales targeted clubs, pubs and restaurants for collection of recyclable glass. The clubs, pubs and restaurants have also profited from the recycling of their waste, some saving thousands of dollars a year. The key to the success of this campaign was the sharing of recycling costs, benefits and responsibilities - ...


  • Lead and ceramic in glass industry

    The lead content in recycled glass no longer poses a problem in the glass industry. Cullet recycled by REDWAVE-XRF provides superior results according to glass plants. The lead content in glass is even below the quality limits required by law. Experiences of glass plants and plant operators: The REDWAVE-XRF sorting system by BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH for separation of leaded pieces of ...

  • Commercial Viability of the Glass Recycling Industry

    Thanks to the increasing awareness of both the environmental and financial benefits of glass recycling, it isn’t just limited to individuals and households anymore. Bars, restaurants, night clubs and even entire industries have started recycling glass products. Recycling has grown beyond just a way to save the environment, it’s now an ...

  • Realising the value of recovered glass: An update

    Around 1.5 million tonnes of container glass were recycled in the twelve months to June 2008, 200,000 tonnes more than a year earlier. However, although there was an increase in the amount of cullet going into remelt applications – including domestic container manufacture, glass wool and export – the majority of the increase was absorbed by the aggregates market. Moreover, the amount of cullet ...

  • New York City Organics Collection

    New York City’s (NYC) two-year pilot program to collect source separated organics — food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings — separately from refuse is now officially one year old. Through September 2014, this program, run by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY), has expanded its service to approximately 100,000 households and over 350 schools, in addition to a few ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • ACTIS – Russia - Glass sorting plant - case study

    Customer The headquarters of the company ACTIS, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from Rostov in Southern Russia. ACTIS emerged as a pioneer n the glass recycling industry 10 years ago. Even then, a new plant with conveyor belts, feed hopper and product bunker, washing unit and manual ...

  • PEL Installs BB06 Waste Glass Bottle Crusher in Prestigious Shelbourne Hotel.

    PEL Waste Reduction Equipment installs BB06 glass bottle crusher in the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel on Dublin’s St Stephens Green. The luxurious 5-star Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, part of the Marriot Hotel Group offers 265 rooms including 19 suites, ten meeting rooms, a fitness club and spa. The hotel is located on the north side of St Stephens Green and as with most city ...

  • The Development of a Methodology for Recycling Lamp Glass, Overcoming Technical and Practical Barriers To Recycling

    Introduction A project designed to promote glass recycling by the development of an adaptive methodology equally applicable to glasses from several diverse sources has received support from The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). This report is intended to describe best practice in the collection and handling of redundant lighting products. The report will also help reprocessors ...

  • Cullets (Glass Fragments) Quality Control by Artificial Vision: a Textural Based Approach

     Abstract Glass fragments (cullets) to be recycled present different market values ac-cording to their colour. Glass recycling plants perform cullets sorting mainly discrimi-nating coloured glasses from white and half white glasses. Cullets which are collected without distinctions of colour, can be used primarily for the production of green glass and only in part for the production of yellow ...


  • The Spectrex particle counter used in study of pharmaceutical glass delamination.

    Delamination, or the generation of glass flakes in vials used to contain parenteral drug products, continues to be a persistent problem in the pharmaceutical industry. To understand all of the factors that might contribute to delamination, a statistical design of experiments was implemented to describe this loss of chemical integrity for glass vials. Phase I of this study focused on the effects ...


    By Spectrex Corporation

  • Effect of Leaching from Filters on Laboratory Analyses of Collective Organic Constituents

    Membrane and glass fiber filters are widely used in laboratory water and wastewater analyses. During sample filtration, some filters release organic compounds, which may interfere with organic analyses. This research investigated the interferences due to organic leaching in the determinations of dissolved organic carbon, biodegradable dissolved organic carbon, soluble biochemical oxygen demand, ...

  • Technology helps advance collection efficiency: imperceptible to the eye, yet major to the industry

    It’s common knowledge to any one of us who work in the waste management industry in North America that, until quite recently, the average citizen didn’t give much thought to the technology behind the collection truck that rolled by every week in their neighborhood. In fact, they might have been surprised to know that collection vehicle manufacturers have been producing trucks that are ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Monroe scrubber solves pollution and odor problems from a glass resin reactor at a synthetic fiber manufacturing plant

    Monroe scrubber solves pollution and odor problems from a glass resin reactor at a synthetic fiber manufacturing plant Challenge The plant was emitting about 6.0 lbs/hr of toxic fumes from their resin reactor at a temperature of 200oF. The emitted gases to be cleaned were from hazardous, gaseous pollutants such as phenol and formaldehyde, as well as dust particulate. The ...

  • Redwave sorting system for Russia – Company ACTIS built a new glass processing plant in Novocheskassk

    The headquarters of the company Actis, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from the beautiful and traditional town of Rostov in Southern Russia. The interest in fully automatic, optical sorting was inspired by Actis in 2008. After a careful planning phase, in 2011 Actis decided for the Austrian plant ...

  • Zero impact separate waste collection with donkeys and recycling food waste with Big Hanna composter in Italy!

    Montalto Ligure, a small village with about 365 inhabitants, situated in the Riviera Ligur's hinterland (North East Italy), an almost untouched place (difficult to reach and cross by 'normal' means of transport) said 'Enough!' to compactors and dumpsters.  ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Materials recovery from waste cathode ray tubes (CRTs)

    Executive summary ObjectivesThis is the second interim report of this project being carried out by ICER with support from Glass Technology Services. The project is examining potential markets for waste CRT glass. In this second stage five potential applications have been investigated, three for screen glass which does not contain lead and two for lead-containing funnel glass ...

  • Summary and Conclusions of the Study

    Background and objectives According to 'Affald 21', the Danish national waste plan for the period of 1998-2004 (Ministry of Environment and Energy, 1999) recycling of household waste should be increased over the coming years. The plan is focused on increasing sorting and collection from the households, in which glass is one of the fractions.The first objective of this project is to examine ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • Waste in the Netherlands

    Household waste More than 10% of waste arisings in the Netherlands consists of household waste. The local authorities are responsible for collecting this category of waste. A set of rules compels the local authorities to collect separately organic household waste, glass, paper and board, textiles and small chemical waste. The policy aims at giving producers more responsibility for their products ...


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