The economic and environmental benefits of glass recycling

The glass is everywhere and is very useful and necessary in the most diverse applications.

However, since glass is a non-degradable material, its use must be made conscientiously. Since the environment has been greatly affected by several developments in the industry in the last century, we must more than ever seek solutions to waste that is environmentally friendly and economically profitable.

As glass is so much needed in both homes, businesses and industries it is vital to find a way to reuse it. The good news is that glass is a material that can be completely reused through recycling.

To begin the process of glass recycling, it is first necessary to separate the glass by color, separating the green, transparent and amber glass. After this, the glass must be shredded to achieve the required granulometry so that the material can be re-melted and transformed into new materials.

Through recycling, it is avoided that this material is discarded in nature, where it would take at least 4000 years to decompose. With recycling, the glass can be completely reused, which generates savings in the production of new materials and provides a means of generating revenue for city halls, companies or even trades that wish to sell the shredded material for recycling.