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Assessment of the International Trading Markets for Recycled  Container Glass and their Environmental Implications

Assessment of the International Trading Markets for Recycled Container Glass and...

The study clearly demonstrates that the best environmental option for recovered UK cullet is returning it to domestic container glass manufacturers for remelting. Unfortunately the colour imbalance which exists between the glass being recovered and that being produced currently limits the amount of cullet that can be directed into domestic remelt... Read More


Colourite - Maximising Cullet Additions in the Glass Container Industry

Colourite - Maximising Cullet Additions in the Glass Container Industry

GTS has conducted an 18-month project to investigate options for maximising cullet use in production of container glass. The project, supported by WRAP with collaboration from glass processors, container glass manufacturers and retailers and various technical organisations, aimed to maximise the amount of furnace-ready cullet able to be recovered from... Read More


Container Lite - Light-weight Glass Containers - the Route to Effective Waste Minimisation

Container Lite - Light-weight Glass Containers - the Route to Effective Waste Minimisation

With over 1.5 million tonnes of glass still ending in landfill in the UK, even a small percentage reduction through the lightweighting of bottles and jars would bring about a significant reduction in the waste being sent to landill. Reducing the average container weight by 10% it was estimated would yield 150,000 tonnes less waste. GTS British Glass... Read More


Recycled CRT Panel Glass as an Energy Reducing Fluxing Body Additive in Heavy Clay Construction Products

Recycled CRT Panel Glass as an Energy Reducing Fluxing Body Additive in Heavy Clay...

Approximately 105,000 tonnes of waste CRT glass is available annually; this project set out to investigate the potential use of the panel glass ie the lead-free glass. It was proposed to: Investigate the potential benefits of using CRT panel glass as fluxing body additive (following on from a previous WRAP-funded brick industry... Read More


Increasing collection and recycling of post consumer domestic window waste

Increasing collection and recycling of post consumer domestic window waste

The aim of this project, undertaken on behalf of WRAP, was to undertake trials in order to understand the practical, technical and economic viability of collecting, sorting, processing and the re-processing of window waste. Glass skips of window waste were provided and collected by Viridor Glass Recycling at all trial sites with all glass collected... Read More


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