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Glass & Bottle Recycling

Glass and glass bottle recycling
You don't need to separate different coloured glass
Recycling two bottles saves enough energy to boil water for five cups of tea.

Why Recycle Glass?

  • Glass can be recycled indefinitely as part of a simple but hugely beneficial process, as its structure does not deteriorate when reprocessed. In the case of bottles and jars, up to 80% of the total mixture can be made from reclaimed scrap glass. If recycled glass is used to make new bottles and jars, the energy needed in the furnace is greatly reduced
  • For every tonne of recycled glass used, 1.2 tonnes of raw materials are preserved
  • 600,000 tonnes of glass bottles are thrown out from pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants and cafes every year (a quarter of the UK's waste glass containers). Up to 75% of this is currently being sent to landfill sites
  • The UK has a current municipal recycling rate of 34% for container glass. This is poor when considering that Switzerland and Finland recycle more than 90% of their container waste and recycling figures of more than 50% are the norm

The Glass Collection Service

The specialist glass collection company we use provide free delivery and supply of 240lt wheeled bins. Collections are generally made every two weeks from businesses.

Bins are leak proof and do not allow broken glass to escape.

It is not necessary to separate out different coloured glass - which makes it very easy to recycle.

"It was very easy to make the change to start recycling and feels good to know we are doing our little bit for the environment. Even working in a busy Bar & Restaurant, it is possible!"

Hurtwood Park Polo Club
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