Why recycle glass?

To act in the circular economy, saving ressources and reducing emissions

ENVIRONMENT
Because our member glassrecyclers collect and process waste glass, the amount of glass in the total waste production is decreased considerably. Since glass is processed and re-used, it disappears from the waste cycle. It no longer burdens the environment.

During the processing, different waste materials are drawn from the glass flow that can be recycled themselves.

 
DECREASE CO2 EMISSION

The use of recycled glass cullets leads to a number of environmentally friendly advantages. The decisively lower emission of CO2 implies an active contribution to the protection of our climate and the environment.


RE-USE
Glass can be molten for an infinite number of times without loss of quality.

SAVINGS

You can save considerably on energy by using recycled glass cullets for the production of glass bottles and jars instead of raw materials. The melting temperature of recycled glass is considerably lower.

 
SOME ADVANTAGES OF RECYCLING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
  • A lower emission of CO2: up to 45% less CO2 than when using raw materials in the production of green glass at 90% use of cullets
  • Lower energy consumption: Per 4 % use of cullets, 1% of energy is saved.
  • No or hardly any raw materials need to be dug out.
  • The mountain of waste remains limited.
It is obvious that the use of recycled glass in the production of new glass is increasing.