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  • Glass recycling business crushed

    Four glass recycling companies wound-up in the High Court MAGNA GROUP PLC MAGNA ENGINEERING LIMITED MAGNA RECYCLINIG LIMITED MAGNA TOUGHENED GLASS LIMITED A group of companies headed by Magna Group plc (“Magna plc”), has been wound up in the High Court following an investigation by Companies Investigation Branch (“CIB”) of the Insolvency Service. The group claimed to be capable of ...


  • Towards 90% glass recycling

    Robert van Notten, director of the institute for sustainable glass packaging that has just been set up in the Netherlands, says that since bottle banks were introduced in 1978, glass re-use has rapidly increased to reach about 80%. “We have maintained the same percentage for years now; it's a good result, but 90% is a very ambitious objective. The last mile is where the effort is hardest, and we ...


  • Redwave glass recycling day

    The event was primarily dedicated to the presentation of the new glass sorting machines, Redwave CX for material 6-50mm and Redwave (XI for fine material 2-12mm. Redwave CX and CXF machines are equipped with a completely reworked three-way system. By rearranging the valve units, the same high performance at the first and second eject is guaranteed even for fine material, and air consumption is ...

  • Know your glass before recycling!

    We all want to recycle as much as we can, but it is important to know which materials to place in the bin and which to keep out. Many well-intended recyclers are confused about glass. Glass containers for food and beverages are 100% recyclable, but not when mixed with other types of glass. Other kinds of glass, like windows, ovenware, Pyrex, and crystal, are manufactured through a different ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Glass Recycling Coalition Launches Website

    In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) announces the launch of its website, GlassRecycles.org. Industry, public and private sector recycling professionals, as well as the public, will find case studies, best practices, and a ...

  • New €5m Irish glass recycling plant unveiled

    A new Euro 5m state-of-the-art glass recycling facility has been opened in Ireland which will be able to handle more than 50,000 tonnes of bottles and jars a year. Environment minister John Gormley officially opened the new Glassco Recycling plant, which has the potential to save more than 15,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Bosses say it will be the first of its kind in the country to use optical ...

  • WRAP looks to boost recycled glass content

    New research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme shows that consumers are as likely to buy products in jars and bottles made with mixed colour recycled glass as they are to purchase items in clear glass packaging. WRAP hopes that this finding will boost demand for containers with high recycled content. It partnered with supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to determine if consumers would ...

  • R2 Response to Mismanagement of CRT Glass by Diversified Recycling.

    The Basel Action Network’s (BAN’s) allegations of outrageous mismanagement of CRTs by Sarah’s Trading of Doraville, Georgia again underscores the necessity of effective due diligence when selecting downstream processors for end-of-life electronics. If proven true, the alleged mismanagement shows a complete disregard for workers’ health and safety, the environment, and ...

  • Electronic Recyclers International Introduces North America to Groundbreaking Glass Recycling Technology

    FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, has received approval by the State of California to utilize a technology system for the recycling of glass from old televisions, computer monitors and cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Glass has long been a challenge for recyclers of electronics, but ERI’s new ...

  • Glass is Top for Taste

    Campaign urges consumers to show support for glass If being offered a delicious drink in a plastic cup leaves you feeling as flat as last week’s fizz, you’re not alone.62% of people prefer to drink from a glass[1], with 82% of consumers preferring to drink white wine and 74% red wine from a glass[2] too. And it’s not just because glass, whether you drink, pour or serve from it, ...


    By RealWire

  • Judge closes down glass recycling firm that misled shareholders

    Four glass recycling companies have been wound-up in the High Court following an investigation by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Insolvency Service. The four firms were headed up by the Magna Group and consisted of Magna Engineering, Magna Recycling and Magna Toughened Glass. The group had set up a glass recycling plant near Selby in North Yorkshire but failed to generate ...

  • WRAP works with Sainsbury`s on mixed recycled glass project

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme is working with supermarket Sainsbury’s in a trial to collect mixed glass and turn it into a range of containers without colour sorting it. The trial is part of WRAP’s GlassRite Wine initiative which aims to encourage the use of lighter weight ...

  • Clear guidance for UK local authorities aims to boost recycled glass quality

    New guidance to help local authorities boost the quality, financial and environmental benefits of their glass recycling collection services has been launched by WRAP (Waste Resources & Action Programme).  The 20-page Good Practice Guidance provides essential information on the potential benefits to local authority waste managers of making the most of collecting and recycling waste container ...

  • Toronto glass processing plant will save municipalities millions in recycling costs

    Five Toronto area municipalities will save on the cost of operating their recycling programs thanks to a new glass processing plant scheduled to open its doors in Brampton this summer. Stewardship Ontario announced today that it has a deal with Canadian recycled glass processor, Unical, Inc. to build the plant in the GTA. As a start, it will accept all of the glass bottles and jars recycled in ...


    By Stewardship Ontario

  • Avery Dennison introduces glass labelling technology to boost recycling yields

    At Labelexpo Europe 2015, which was held in Brussels from 29 September until 2 October, Avery Dennison introduced a proprietary labelling technology that allows clear separation of self-adhesive labels from glass pieces thus facilitating clean glass recycling. The removal of self-adhesive labels from one-way glass bottles can be a challenge during the glass recycling process, impacting both the ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • LCA study confirms positive impact of glass packaging and recycling

    The North American glass container industry has taken a pioneering step in producing the first complete and thorough cradle to- cradle life cycle assessment (LCA) ever conducted for this industry. The LCA, coordinated by the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) and conducted by PE Americas, reaffirms the benefits of glass container recycling for the environment. PE Americas was examining each step ...


    By thinkstep

  • Glass Container Industry Releases Comprehensive Cradle-to-Cradle LCA - Study confirms positive environmental impact of glass packaging and recycling

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The North American glass container industry has taken a pioneering step in producing the first complete and thorough cradle-to-cradle life cycle assessment (LCA) ever conducted for the industry. The LCA, coordinated by the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), reaffirms the benefits of glass container recycling for the environment. The use of recycled glass (cullet) ...

  • Glass Recycler Faces Fine for Clean Water Violations at Franklin, Mass. Facility

    Strategic Materials, Inc. of Houston, Texas faces a fine for allowing polluted stormwater from its glass recycling facility in Franklin, Mass. to flow into nearby waters, in violation of the Clean Water Act. The company faces a maximum penalty of up to $177,500 for the alleged violations. According to allegations in the complaint, Strategic Materials initially failed to obtain permit coverage for ...

  • `Exceptional` judgement made in `unlawful` glass recycling plant case

    All work must stop and buildings must be removed at the “unlawful” Quinn Glass plant at Elton, near Chester, a High Court judge has ruled. The decision that Chester City Council must take enforcement action against the plant, which does not have planning permission, has pleased case claimants and rivals Ardagh Glass. Ardagh brought a court case in February to force the council to take action ...

  • Ground glass solution for cleaner water

    British science has led to a use for waste glass that cannot be recycled that could help clean up polluted waterways by acting as an ion-exchange filter to remove lead, cadmium and other toxic metals. Details are published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Only a fraction of waste glass bottles and jars can be recycled, partly because much ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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