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Glass Waste Recycling Liverpool

The glass waste recycling services we provide to businesses in Liverpool are comprehensive and cost-effective. We are committed to ensuring that your waste is handled properly and affordably. We are happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote. Our services include environmental preservation and support for sustainable solutions for both our business and yours. To learn more about our company sustainability solutions, as well as our sustainable glass recycling solutions, call us on 0151 321 1540.

When your waste disposal needs change, we’re here to provide you with expert advice that is going to be aligned with your new needs. As your business grows, we continue to provide dependable options for your recycling and waste needs. If you need a single dumpster or a fleet of them, we are your one-stop.

What is Glass Waste Recycling?

Glass waste recycling is the process of turning used glass into a new glass or new glass objects. For example, used and discarded glass bottles and glass jars can be recycled into new glass jars and bottles. However, sometimes some glass items can not be recycled to be what they were before so they get used as an aggregate in construction.

Glass may be recycled indefinitely without losing its quality. Recycling glass reduces emissions, saves energy, and helps to reduce raw material consumption. As a result, glass is often recycled. In the UK, we recycle over 60% of glass packaging. Recycling glass presently saves enough energy to cool 34 bottles of wine each day for every UK household! 

Problems With Broken Glass Waste Recycling Liverpool

Glass waste recycling needs to be done carefully. When it’s broken, it can be hazardous. It’s also a good idea to separate glass waste from other recyclables. Other recyclables, such as paper and cardboard, might be contaminated by broken glass, decreasing their value. Employees are at risk of injury from broken glass, but damaged recycling equipment can also be damaged. And also, mixing broken glass with other recyclables can incur extra costs. 

In order to produce high-quality glass bottles and jars, most manufacturers require recyclable glass to be sorted by colour. When glass is fractured, it’s difficult to sort, and if it’s broken down too finely, it can be difficult to reprocess. When recycling companies find it too difficult or expensive to separate glass from the rest of the stream, they send it all to landfills which can also be quite costly compared to regular recycling. However, there are some steps that businesses can take to ensure that they either have less glass waste by using alternatives or take care to store their glass in such a way that it does not break to make recycling cheaper for them. 

The growth of the craft beer business means more on draft and in cans for restaurants and beverage shops (and fewer glass bottles). In recent years, aluminium bottles have also grown increasingly popular among beer drinkers. Wine is still tough to come by because there are fewer possibilities for wine on draft and in cans, but this is expected to improve in the near future.

How is Glass Waste Recycled?

During the manufacturing process or recycling, glass is broken down into tiny pieces called cullets. After being crushed, sorted, cleaned, and ready for mix-in with other raw materials like soda ash and sand and ready to go into production. A furnace is used to melt these raw materials and glass fragments, and then mould them into bottles in a variety of colours and sizes. The method is used to create new bottles and jars from recycled materials. Glass recycling saves landfill space that would otherwise be occupied by used bottles and jars.

Glass recycling reduces the number of glass objects in landfills and recycling bins so it is advisable to recycle it as frequently as possible.

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