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Derby Waste Management specialises in assisting business customers in determining the best approaches, tactics, and options for maximising their waste monetisation efforts. Each entity’s phases and sequence of actions differs due to a variety of reasons that are unique to each company. What motivates us the most are tools and procedures that assist customers to acquire perspective (as it relates to their individual situations), as well as the best paths and time for execution.

In brief, our goal is to assist clients in identifying the best ways to enhance cost savings and income potential from their glass waste recycling and overall management while using the fewest resources and causing the least amount of interruption to their day-to-day business operations. Whether we can meet your needs or guide you in the right direction, our goal is to help you get the most out of your time with us. Don’t hesitate to call us on 01332 916 220 for an obligation free quote. We’ll also provide you with free bins and waste audits should you choose to go ahead with our services.

What is Glass Waste Recycling?

Recycling glass is one of the many ways we can help minimize pollution and waste. Glass is a major component of the waste we throw away every day. Glass can be reused instead of placing it in landfills, where it threatens public safety and the environment. Glass may be melted down and transformed into a variety of products, including drinking glasses and glass fibre. Glass is broken down into tiny bits called cullet when it is taken to a manufacturing or recycling operation.

Glass makes up a considerable portion of all waste due to its density and weight. Instead of abandoning waste glass, the process of recycling it into usable items is usually highly beneficial. Glass ‘waste’ typically consists of glasses, bulbs, bottles, and other such materials. Glass is one of the most commonly recycled materials nowadays since it is so easy to recycle. Glass is made up of very pure materials, therefore the recycling process is rather quick. Glass is made from soda ash, limestone, or sand and can be coloured in a variety of ways.

How is Glass Waste Recycled?

Here’s how glass is recycled in detail: 

1. Glass is separated if necessary: Depending on the ultimate usage, glass recycling frequently includes colour separation. The colour of glass that has been dyed with a colouring agent cannot be erased. As a result, coloured glass can only be recycled into the same colour glass. First, coloured glass is split into its different colours to be recycled, or it can be recycled and reused as fiberglass or a concrete ingredient if recycled together without separation.

2. Metal and other contaminants are removed, as well as metal and plastic covers.

3. Cullet is melted down once the glass is crushed (made into a cullet). Any paper that is left on the glass is conveniently burnt away. Because recycled cullet is produced at a lower temperature than new glass, recycling glass results in significant energy savings.

4. Melted glass is poured into molds and/or molded to create the final product.

Glass has a slow chemical interaction rate with the contents of glass containers. This is due to the fact that it is constructed of natural materials. As a result, glass is a safe material to recycle and reuse. The majority of glass is created from recycled materials, with up to 70% of it being recycled. Recycling glass takes very little time to process. It can take as little as 30 days to get from a recycling plant to a store shelf.

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