“Glass is 100% recyclable and can be endlessly recycled with no loss in quality”
There already exists, a strong philosophy to recycle glass and Gaskells can recycle even more glass for our customers providing you have a separate glass recycling container.
All glass collected separately is brought back to our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) for storage. This is then bulked up and transported to a glass treatment plant.
The glass goes through a pre-treatment process which removes any paper or plastic using blown air. Any metal objects are removed with magnets.
The glass is sorted by colour and washed to remove any further impurities.
The glass is then crushed and melted then moulded into new products such as bottles and jars. A highly versatile material with almost limitless applications; it makes complete sense to recover as much glass as practically possible.
Glass does not degrade through the recycling process so it can be recycled again and again.
This is one of the most efficient forms of recycling of any type of commercial waste, with almost 100% recovery of the original material in an extremely clean and pure form, with fantastic environmental benefits.
Which companies does this suit?
- Pubs, bars, restaurants
Glass which can be recycled:
Bottles and jars are 100% recyclable, and can be recycled again and again, without any loss of quality, but there are other types of glass products which are manufactured through a different process, and can cause problems if they’re put into the recycling process.
These are listed here below.
Glass which can’t be recycled:
Lightbulbs, windows, mirrors, plate glass, eyeglasses, glass art, pyrex baking dishes, fluorescent lighting tubes, broken glass, drinking glasses, crystal glass.