The current state of glass recycling
Did you know that bars, restaurants and pubs currently throw away 600,000 tonnes of glass every year? From empty bottles and used shot glasses, to broken pint jars and smashed ashtrays, over 1,000 tonnes of discarded glass are sent to landfill sites every day, contributing to the already overwhelming measurements of landfill waste. Here at Enva, we want to reduce the amount of waste being transported to landfills per year, and find new, innovative methods of recycling it instead.
The benefits of glass recycling
Glass can be recycled over and over again, and can be transformed into a wide variety of everyday products. Not only is this enhancing the benefits of recycling in the long term, it also provides an eco-friendly alternative to landfill disposals, and yearly glass wastage. Furthermore, scope for the use of recycled glass is incredibly diverse. Recycled glass can be used in areas such as aggregates, manufacture of bricks, sports turf, fibreglass insulation and even water filtration.
Recycled glass provides a cheaper alternative in both domestic and commercial uses, yet doesn’t compromise on quality or standard. More and more recycled glass based products are being found to contain thicker, smoother and higher quality composites than their original products – making them increasingly popular in the consumer market.
What does Wastecycle do for glass recycling?
With Landfill Tax increasing year by year, commercial, industrial and domestic businesses are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and increase recycling.
Enva has developed a glass recycling scheme, benefiting our customers through low costs, simple segregation and collection schemes. This means that the more work your business puts into recycling, the more money you can save on its disposal.
We are proud that our professional services can help you achieve your recycling targets and reduce disposal costs. So, if your business produces a large amount of glass waste, no matter what industry you work in, Enva can help you to manage it. Working to develop environmentally-conscious methods of disposal and recycling, our aim is to continue the glass trade and keep as much waste out of landfills as possible.