glass recycling Articles

  • Millennium of Glass Recycling

     Abstract Recycling of packaging material is a recent concern for many countries and the last 20 years have seen remarkable changes and applications in the recycling industry. However, recycling of materials is not a new concept for the Anatolian civilization and most of us do not imagine that, glass recycling has a history of more than a thousand years. Among the oldest and most ...


  • 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 - ...


  • 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 ...

  • Glass Recycling Factory - Case Study

    Adjusting the specification according to the dewatering target. This factory recycles glass and processes them into small pieces which can be used for making glass bottles. Nevertheless, the pieces of glass need to be washed before having been shipped to another factory where the final product will be made and this cleaning water needs to be treated somehow. They had been using a belt ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Recycled CRT Panel Glass as an Energy Reducing Fluxing Body Additiive in Heavy Clay Construction Products. GLA35-005

    The use of recycled glass as a heavy clay product fluxing body additive is not a new concept. CERAM Building Technology (CBT) have recently completed a major WRAP funded brick industry project (WRAP project GLA2-018) investigating the energy saving and emissions reducing benefits of using powdered recycled container glass for just such purposes. In addition CBT have undertaken smaller ...

  • 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 ...

  • CERAM - Final Report - Use of Recycled Glass as a Flux in Vitreous China Sanitaryware.GLA2-008

    Vitreous china sanitaryware is a product manufactured in bulk in the UK (approximately 7,000,000 pieces are produced each year) and this process consumes considerable amounts of raw materials and energy. The project that this report describes, in which recycled bottle glass was used as a major raw material was intended to divert a waste material from normal landfill disposal into use as a ...

  • 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

  • Impact lead the way in paper and glass separation

    Impact Air Systems was recently contacted by one of the UK's leading recycling led waste management companies to help them improve the process following the recent introduction of domestic glass into the material stream. The company involved have requested to remain anonymous, but currently operate 6 large scale operations in the UK.   We were called to their facility in the West ...


    By Impact Air Systems

  • Case study: Mixed broken glass cleaning

    Challenge A Midwest recycling center had placed an air-knife unit to remove paper from their mixed broken glass, but found that many items contained in the end product still contained contaminations such as plastic caps, aluminum cans, and plastics. This company came to General Kinematics to look for an air-knife solution to provide a cleaner glass stream. ...


    By General Kinematics

  • 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 ...

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