Updated: Mar 21, 2019
Why You Should Recycle
The production and use of glass has a number of environmental impacts.
New glass is made from four main ingredients: sand, soda ash, limestone and other additives for colour or special treatments. Although there is no shortage of these raw materials as yet, they all have to be quarried, which can damage the landscape, affect the environment and use more energy.
Glass is 100% recyclable and can be endlessly reprocessed with no loss of quality. Therefore by simply recycling our glass we can:conserve non-renewable fossil fuels reduce the emission of harmful gasses into the atmosphere.
How is it recycled?
Glass can be collected in bottle banks or as part of your kerbside collection. However, there is still more we can all do, such as remembering to recycle our clear jars (pasta sauce jars and jam jars) which are often forgotten.
The UK business sector still has a lot of work to do to recycle glass – bars, restaurants and pubs currently throw away over 200,000 tonnes of glass every year into landfill.
Once glass is collected and taken to be reprocessed, it is:
crushed and contaminants removed (mechanised colour sorting is usually undertaken at this stage if required) mixed with the raw materials to colour and/or enhance properties as necessary melted in a furnace moulded or blown into new bottles or jars.
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