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About glass waste and how to recycle it

Businesses like hotels, bars, and restaurants may find it difficult to manage huge amounts of waste glass. Learn about glass material and why crushing it on-site is the answer to more efficient storage and recycling.

Glass waste recycling

If you company generate significant glass waste amounts, you should consider an efficient option to handle, store and recycle the material.

Mil-tek’s glass recycling solutions crush and compact glass bottles to a fraction of their size, making the “result” perfect for recycling.

Glass as a material

Glass is a remarkable material that has been utilized for thousands of years due to its unique properties and versatility. Composed primarily of silica (sand), soda ash, and limestone, glass is created through a high-temperature melting process that results in a transparent, durable, and non-reactive substance.

It is widely used in various industries, including construction, automotive, electronics, and packaging, particularly for food and beverages.

Glass can be recycled indefinitely

One of the most notable attributes of glass is its recyclability. Unlike many other materials, glass can be recycled indefinitely without losing its quality or purity.

This characteristic makes it an ideal candidate for sustainable practices and environmental conservation.

Reasons why glass should be recycled

Energy conservation
Recycling glass saves significant energy. Melting recycled glass (cullet) requires much less energy than producing new glass, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about 580 pounds per ton. This helps combat climate change by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Resource efficiency
Recycling glass lessens the need for raw materials, preserving resources like sand, soda ash, and limestone. This conservation mitigates the depletion of non-renewable resources and reduces the environmental impact of mining and quarrying.

Waste reduction
Glass recycling greatly reduces landfill waste since glass is non-biodegradable. Recycling diverts large amounts of waste from landfills, conserving space and minimizing environmental hazards associated with waste disposal.

Recycling glass is essential for the UAE

The United Arab Emirates boasts the highest bottled water consumption rates globally, with consumers favoring glass over plastic for water, beverages, and other foodstuffs. As the population grows, so will the usage of glass, making proper disposal and recycling crucial.

Mil-tek glass crushers offer a practical, low-noise solution for glass disposal, powered by a standard electrical plug. Ideal for restaurants, cafes, hotels, it integrates seamlessly into the busy environment without causing disturbances. With the ability to reduce glass waste volume by 90%, the machines (comes in 3 different sizes) crush bottles into glass cullet, which is then collected in a wheelie bin housed within the unit. This “end product” can be recycled easily.

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By managing waste more effectively, your company may save time, space, and money.

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