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Glass Waste Recycling London

Glass is one of the longest lasting materials to be produced that we use frequently. If you have some glass waste that you need help managing, Waste company is here for you. With over thirty years in the waste business, we have collected hundreds of glass waste from all around London and all of the UK. When it comes to waste management, you can’t go wrong with us. Call us today for an obligation free quote or fill in the form on the right and we will call  you back.

Not only do we offer cost effective and efficient waste management, we will also provide you with free bins, excellent customer service and a choice to choose when your glass waste is collected. The frequency is up to you. We can do daily, weekly, or monthly collections.  

What is Glass Recycling?

Glass recycling is the process of recreating old and used glass materials into new glass products. In the UK, we currently recycle babout 71% of container glasses such as bottles and jars. However, the good news is this number is expected to increase by 90% in 2030, which is 9 years from now! Did you know that pubs and restaurants in the UK currently throw away about 129.000 tonnes of glass into landfills?

By using us at Waste company as your glass waste management, you will divert 90% of your glass waste getting into landfills. We have a zero landfill waste policy and we strive to recycle at least 90% of glass waste.

Why Recycle Glass in Your Business?

Recycling glass is one of the best ways to combat global warming and the glass pollution all around the world. These are a few of the benefits associated with glass recycling:

Environmental Impact

New glass is made from natural resources such as sand and limestone and other natural resources. And,though we don’t have any shortages of these materials just yet, quarrying up limestone consumes a lot of natural resources and energy. However, recycling glass to create new glass uses much less energy and does not require any quarrying.

Reduces Air Pollution

Less use of energy means less carbon emitted to the atmosphere which ultimately means less air pollution. The air pollution is reduced by 20% and water pollution is reduced by 50%.

Recycling Saves Landfill Space

Too many glass waste ends up in landfills that could be recycled. There are some materials that cannot be recycled and have nowhere to go but landfills. So, by not sending glass waste to landfills and recycling it instead, you are doing our lands a great service.

How Does Glass Recycling Work

Glass is so durable that it can be recycled a million times and not lose its properties and quality. However, there are some of the glass materials that cannot be recycled and that glass is:

  • Windows
  • Mirrors
  • Plate glass
  • Eye glasses
  • Light bulbs
  • Glass art
  • Crystal glass

So, for the material that can be recycled, this is how glass recycling works:

We will collect your glass waste from your premises at any given time that is suitable to you. We will then transport it to a waste treatment plant where it will be processed to undergo the recycling process. There, the glass will go through a pre-treatment process that will remove the glass of any contaminants such as paper or plastic. Any metal materials found will be removed by magnets.

Then what follows is the crushing and melting of the crushed glass so it can be molded into new glass materials such as jars and bottles. Bottles and jars are the recyclable glass material that can be recycled 100% without losing its quality.

Want to know more about glass recycling and how your business can play its part? Call us today and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with more information free of charge.

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