glass recycling Articles

  • Glass Addition Trials: York Handmade Bricks Co Ltd

    Untitled Document Following on from the success of the WRAP funded project [1], York Handmade are keen to continue the assessment of the benefits that recycled glass could bring to their product range. The purpose of this project is therefore to undertake a trial and testing programme that will maximise the information gathered enabling commercial decisions to be made as to ...

  • 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 industry in its own, with some organizations that ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • 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 of ...

  • 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 food and beverage industry are fully ...


    By Advanced Technical Concepts

  • Recycling crushed glass in concrete mixes

    A strategy using recycled glass as aggregate replacement in concrete is presented in this paper. The properties of fresh and hardened concrete made with fine and coarse crushed glass are presented and discussed. Proportions of 0?100% of crushed glass are implemented in the concrete specimen and the compressive strength up to 700°C is measured. The results indicated that the use of crushed glass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 container glass for recycling ...

  • Fabric structures as cost - Effective solutions in recycling applications

    With regulations becoming increasingly stringent and budgets continuing to shrink, recycling and other solid waste facilities are looking for innovative solutions for physical plant upgrades. In order to reduce processing costs and protect the environment, many treatment plant operators are choosing tension fabric buildings. Glass Recycling – Covered Containers Tension fabric buildings, or ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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 cullet; approximately ...

  • The Post-Consumer Glass Recycling System

    Post-consumer-glass containers are made from naturally occurring sand, soda ash and limestone ingredients. It’s the packaging material of choice for a majority of consumers, especially those concerned about their health and the environment. Glass is superior for preserving a product’s taste or flavour and maintaining the integrity or healthiness of foods and beverages. It is the ...

  • Case study - Utility Ltd – Ukraine

    Customer Utility Ltd is the leading glass recycling company in Ukraine, with more than 70% of recycled glass production countrywide. The company is producing high quality glass cullet for its partners in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova and Belarus. Requirements The sorting task is to separate three main colors of cullet – flint, green and amber – and clean them up by means of rejecting ...

  • Glass Recycling Facility Wastewater Treatment Case Study

    Recycling Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Glass Recycling Facility Wastewater Treatment A glass recycling facility needed a means to increase the size of their settled solids so they could be dewatered in their filter press. The fine solids caused carry through of the press (cloudy filtrate) and did not dewater well. The samples tested were from the initial ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • 11 Å tobermorite ion exchanger from recycled container glass

    Waste container glass cullet has been evaluated as a feedstock material for the hydrothermal synthesis of tobermorite, a cation exchanger. Accordingly, it is demonstrated that essentially phase–pure 11 Å tobermorite, Ca5Si6O16 (OH) 2 · 4H2O, can be obtained from a stoicheiometrically–adjusted mixture of waste glass cullet and calcium oxide in aqueous sodium hydroxide at 100°C. A batch sorption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Glass crusher for FOOD & BEVERAGES recycling

    Cogelme Glass Crusher in a very efficient manner destroys defected or expired wine, beer and other beverages glass bottles, as well as jars with food inside and helps to obtain pure glass and pure organic materials. Multiple benefits delivered to the food recyclers: The glass containers can be crushed to adjustable sizes, in base of the needs. Cogelme screening and washing systems can ...


    By Cogelme S.r.l.

  • PEL explains the glass cullet process

    PEL manufactures a range of bottle crushers used to crush glass bottles in the hospitality sector. Glass is crushed to cullet size, which is then sent back to the glass manufacturers to be made into glass all over again. Outlined is the process that glass goes through to get to this process. Glass is a unique product in that it can be recycled over & over again without ever losing its ...

  • Urban environmental services: valuing the environmental benefits of solid waste recycling in Brazil

    Taking into account environmental and economic aspects, this research aims at estimating the environmental services produced by municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling. The text values the urban environmental services associated with the recycling of steel, aluminium, paper, plastic and glass present in MSW in Brazil. Estimates indicate that benefits of current recycling rates reaches something ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • AQUA ENVIRO - Final Report - Full ScaleTrials of Recycled Glass as Tertiary Filter Media for Wastewater Treatment. GLA36-010

    The report summarises the findings of both pilot-, and full-scale trials comparing the performance of recycled glass and sand as filter medium in tertiary filtration for suspended solids removal during wastewater treatment. The trials were undertaken at three sites: the Malton municipal wastewater treatment plant operated by Yorkshire Water; Stubbins Paper Mill, Ramsbottom, operated by Georgia ...

  • 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 ...

  • Recycled glass as potential aggregate for concrete tiles: a statistical analysis of the physical and engineering properties

    This paper investigates the use of washed post–consumer Recycled Glass (RG) as replacement of 7.5% and 15%#37; silica aggregate in concretes used to manufacture roof tiles. Three grading of RG were studied, defined by the retained particles on the following US Tyler mesh sieves: 4–10 (4.76–1.68 mm), 10–20 (1.68–0.84 mm) and 20–50 (0.84–0.30 mm). Metakaolin (MK) was used to replace 7.5% and 15% ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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, is wine ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Case study - UUSIOAINES Oy – Finland - Packaging glass recycling plant

    Customer Uusioaines Ltd. has specialized in the recycling of packaging and float glass since 1995 in the Forssa area. Suppliers of packaging glass in Finland are the Finnish National Alcoholic Beverage Retailing Monopoly and other waste management companies. Situation The capacity of the glass recycling plant meets the total demand for the recycling of packaging glass for the whole of Finland. ...

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