waste glass News

  • Update on glass Packaging waste targets

    The new targets for the Packaging Waste Regulations were approved by Parliament before Christmas and have therefore taken effect for this year. For glass, the overall target stays the same at 81%, but the Regulations now require 63% of this to be met with PRNs from melt applications - bottle manufacture, insulation etc. The expectation was this this would be 63% of the 81%. However, the ...

  • EU Glass end of waste regulations

    The European Parliament has approved new Regulations that allow the point at which waste glass ceases to be waste to change. This is part of an on-going process to reduce the burdens caused by a product being waste – trans-boundary restrictions, transfer notes etc – by allowing waste that has been processed to a standard that equates to raw materials to then be moved as product. ...

  • ASTM E708 - 79(2011) Standard Specification for Waste Glass as a Raw Material for the Manufacture of Glass Containers

    This specification covers particulate glass (cullet material) recovered from waste destined for disposal, smaller than 6 mm intended for reuse as a raw material in the manufacture of glass containers. Flint glass cullet is a particulate glass material that contains no more than 0.1 weight % Fe2O3, or 0.0015 weight % Cr2O3, as determined by ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E688 - 94(2011) Standard Test Methods for Waste Glass as a Raw Material for Glass Manufacturing

    These test methods provide a means for determining whether waste glass is suitable for use as a raw material for glass manufacturing. 1. Scope 1.1 These test methods give the various tests for assessing the compliance of glass recovered from wastes for use as a raw material for glass manufacturing. 1.2 The test methods combine visual examinations with both ...


    By ASTM International

  • Guide to Buying a Glass Bottle Crusher

    The best approach to manage, store and dispose of waste glass bottles is a well debated subject amongst the many bar, restaurant and hotel owners in the hospitality industry. The generally accepted practice is to collect empty glass bottles in a bottle bin which, when full, is wheeled through the bar and into a bottle storage area where the bottles are sorted and eventually collected by a waste ...

  • 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

  • Equal ejections help sort glass

    What is your product? Redwave's three-way sensor-based sorting machine for glass fines from 2mm. How does it work? The Redwave CX is for material 6-50mm and the CXF for fine material 2-12mm, Both 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 ...

  • Installation with the largest glass producers in the world

    Last month Sodimate contracted with one of the largest glass producers in the world. Running a 24/7 operation with 700 employees, the glass plant produces 2500 tons of flat glass per day, receives more than 200 trucks, and is capable of fabricating 20 foot by 10 foot glass sheets. Most of the fabricated glass is then transformed into windows, mirrors, or used in the car and packaging industries. ...


    By Sodimate, Inc

  • Recent Installations of PEL Waste Reduction Equipment Waste Glass Bottle Crushers in Mayo & Dublin

    The multi-award winning Bar One Gastro Pub on Rush Street in Castlebar Co. Mayo joined forces with another winner last week when a PEL Waste Reduction Equipment BB01 Baby Jaws waste glass bottle crusher was installed in the premises. The PEL BB01 Baby ...

  • Would you drink a glass of treated effluent?

    At Water & Environment 2011: CIWEM's Annual Conference, to take place on 6th and 7th April 2011, Dr Nick Voulvoulis, from the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London UK, will be addressing whether sustainable water use will mean drinking treated effluent. Dr Voulvoulis will examine the sustainability of continuing to consider drinking water and wastewater to be separate ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cornish Bars Help Turn Used Bottles Into Glasses

    Untitled Document Selected bars in Cornwall are participating in an exciting new recycling idea. In these bars the staff carefully collect, sort and place used beer and wine ...


  • Smash & Grab reduces the volume of glass waste in licensed retailers by 80% and diverts it from landfill

    Disposing of used glass bottles has always been an expensive and irksome problem for licensed retail establishments (LRE). Smash & Grab Glass Recycling approached this problem by tackling glass waste where it is created. It has a solution that makes the waste problem for LREs 80% smaller and collects the glass for recycling. Smash & Grab has developed a compact glass bottle smashing machine ...


    By LRS Consultancy

  • Glass remelting has dropped to its worst performance in five years

    The rate of remelting glass has dropped to its worst performance since 2004 even though the UK has exceeded glass recycling expectations, hitting the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive targets. Out of the 1,613,000 tonnes of glass recycled in the UK just 665,561 tonnes was returned to UK glass manufacturers for remelting to be made into fresh glass packaging. However, according to figures ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Grosvenor House Hotel Installs PEL BB06 Glass Bottle Crusher

    The Grosvenor House Hotel off Park Lane in London generates approximately 40,000 empty glass bottles of all shapes and sizes every week.  Managing this huge quantity of glass is a major problem for the hotel both in terms in staff to handle the waste glass and space to store the empty bottles.  The solution to both these problems has been to install a PEL BB06 ‘Mega Jaws’ ...

  • Packaging Waste

    Untitled Document By now, all EU Member States should have transposed into their national legislation an EU Directive setting ...


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