Glass Waste Recycling Holborn
Hereford Waste offers a wide range of glass waste management solutions. With our professional service, you can be sure the job will be done correctly. In addition to our environmentally friendly glass waste services, we will ensure that your business complies with Duty of Care rules and encourage green initiatives within your company.
Regardless of your company’s size or the volume of glass waste it produces, we provide customized glass recycling services to meet the needs of your business. Call us on 020 33698 540. We understand that managing glass waste can become a significant challenge as it takes millions of years for the glass to naturally degrade. So, let us help you.
Glass waste: What is it?
The term “glass waste” refers to discarded glass. In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in the use of glass products, resulting in large amounts of glass waste. Despite this, glass is one of the most recycled materials in the UK. However, if no proper glass waste disposal method is in place, all of this glass waste will end up in our environment and landfills.
Coloured and colourless glass waste are the most common types of glass waste. While colourless glass waste is easily recyclable, coloured glass waste is not. Because of this, this type of glass waste often ends up in landfills. Due to the fact that the glass is not biodegradable, landfills are not an environmentally-friendly alternative. Therefore, Holborn Waste aims to send no waste to landfills. As part of our commitment to the environment, we also strive for eco-friendly solutions.
Benefits of Glass Recycling Holborn
Glass recycling as well as recycling in general has several benefits for the environment, economy and society. Conserving valuable natural resources and raw materials used in glass manufacturing is one of them. Making glass products from recycled glass rather than virgin material saves natural resources and reduces the need to drill for oil and dig for minerals. Compared with directly harvesting glass, products made from recycled materials cause less pollution of the air and water.
Additionally, recycling glass saves landfill space. Waste glass that can be recycled ends up in landfills despite the possibility that it can be recycled. The physical qualities and purity of glass can be preserved after up to 100 recycling processes without deterioration. This material can be used to make a variety of different items when melted. In landfills, the wastes sit there, consuming space and emitting greenhouse gases.
Furthermore, recycling glass reduces acid rain, carbon dioxide emissions, global warming, and air pollution. It takes much less energy to make glass from recycled materials than to produce it from raw materials. Recycling glass reduces the amount of energy it takes to make it by 40%. Using less energy means emitting less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and in the end that means less pollution. In addition to the reduction of air pollution, water pollution is also reduced by 50%.
Glass waste Recycling Holford
Recycling glass consists of the following steps:
You can expect us to collect the glass at your location and to deliver it to the recycling plants. There is no need to sort the glass into different colours since they are all stored together. Keeping it together with other waste, however, may contaminate it. To ensure that no contaminants or hazardous materials are present, we will carefully inspect the waste before we transport it.
To begin recycling, the glasses will be sorted according to their grade at the recycling centre. Also, contaminants will be removed by this process. Frequently found contaminants include ceramics, Pyrex, aluminium cans, light bulbs, cardboard, window frames, mirrors, food, and oil. It is necessary to remove all contaminants that are not recyclable glass.
After washing and crushing, the glass will then become cullet, from which new glass will be produced. A new glass material will be made by melting the cullet. Your business can contribute to a greener environment by recycling and making a positive impact on the world in which we live.