Glass Waste Recycling Stafford
You can recycle glass an infinite number of times without losing its strength or purity. We must utilize the recycling programs available so we can preserve and regenerate this important resource. Glass is easily recyclable, and so it has become part of the most frequently recycled items today. In addition to glass’s purity and the speed of its recycling, it is rather easy to manufacture.
All of these should be enough to compel your company to start recycling its glass waste. To get a free quote contact us on 0800 211 8410 today and one of our friendly waste managers will contact you and walk you through your options. We are the leading glass waste management company in Stafford, call us today.
What is Glass Waste Recycling?
Taking waste glass and turning it into usable products is called glass recycling. It is necessary for glass waste to be purified and cleaned in order for it to be recycled. Furthermore, depending on the application and local processing capability, it might need to be partitioned into colors as well. It is estimated that there will be a shortage of recycled container glass in the UK over the next few years, largely because of the color imbalance between that which is manufactured and that which is consumed.
In many cases, glass is collected in its own container due to the ease with which it can be broken, as well as the danger glass poses to those sorting recyclables. That is why at Stafford waste we will provide you with free bins to store your recyclable glass in so that you cut costs in recycling and maximise your glass recycling numbers. In order for glass manufacturers to be able to meet market demands for new glass containers, recycled glass containers are needed continually.
Glass Recycling Process Stafford
In terms of recycling, the industry favors any program that results in clean recycled glass. The clean glass waste materials can then be recycled to make new glass containers. Likewise, furnace-ready cullets must be free of contaminants like metals, ceramics, gravel, rocks, etc.Collection programs for commercial and drop-off sites tend to yield higher quality recycled glass.
Food- and beverage-related glass can be recycled 100%, but glass from other sources cannot. The manufacture of other types of glass, such as windows, ovenware, Pyrex, crystal, etc. is quite different and makes them unrecyclable. These materials can pose a risk to production processes and contribute to defective containers when introduced into glass container manufacturing. Below are the steps employed in glass recycling:
Sorting and separation: In recycling glass, the types of glass are commonly separated according to the end use. Colours applied to glass cannot be removed once they have been applied. Because of this, coloured glass can only be recycled to form new glasses of the same colour. Glass is first separated into different shades to be recycled, or it can be left together to be recycled into fiberglass or concrete ingredients.
Removal of metal and plastic lids: Metal lids and plastic lids are removed. These products, even though they come with the glass jars and bottles, are not made of glass and therefore cannot be recycled with the glass material.
Glass is crushed (made into a cullet) and melted: Any paper left on the glass is conveniently burned off. The processing temperature of recycled cullet is lower than new glass, so recycling glass results in substantial energy savings.
Moulding and shaping: The melted glass is then poured into a shaping mould and then shaped to make the final product.