Glass recycling saves natural resources and energy. When recycled glass is melted into new glass, 20 percent less energy is used than if new raw materials are used. Glass production with recycled glass also produces less carbon dioxide.
Here are six strong arguments about why we should recycle our glass.
1. HOUSEHOLDING WITH NATURAL RESOURCES
In glass production, the raw materials are used sand, soda, dolomite, lime and feldspar. Raw materials tend to be imported to production. By using recycled glass, the transport and consumption of finite natural resources is reduced.
2. WE SAVE ENERGY
Melting of glass crusher consumes approximately 20 percent less energy compared to the melting of new raw materials (applies to oil, gas and electricity).
3. REDUCED CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
Smaller glass smelting consumes less raw materials and fuel compared to melting new raw materials. The crusher glass also contains no carbonates. The effect is that the process results in significantly less carbon dioxide emissions.
4. REDUCED QUANTITY DEPOSIT
Glass recycling reduces the amount of waste deposited. From an environmental point of view, landfill is a poor alternative to recycling, and it does not follow the EU’s waste hierarchy.
5. LOCAL CIRCUIT
Of returned glass packs, about 60 percent will be new bottles and glass jars, 30 percent glass wool and 10 percent foam glass. As many as 90 per cent of all raw material is part of a local cycle within Scandinavia.
6. BETTER WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Glass is a heavy material that can contribute to strain damage for people who handle the household waste. Poorly packaged glass in the garbage can also cause stinging and cutting damage during waste disposal. Recycling with the right type of collection container provides a much better working environment