Our future depends on sustainability. Recycling is an important sustainable practice, with glass being one of the best materials to recycle. There are many uses for recycled glass, significantly easing the impact on the environment. BottleCycler is proud to be a leader in glass recycling for hospitality, events, commercial and body corporate properties.
Uses of recycled glass
Glass can be recycled an infinite amount of times and turned back into glass bottles and containers. Recycled glass can also be turned into an array of products and is used across a range of industries. These include:
- Agriculture and landscaping
- Brick manufacturing
- Water filtration
- Fibreglass insulation
- Concrete aggregate
Impact on the environment
The ability to recycle glass waste for such a diverse range of applications has a significantly positive impact on the environment and sustainability.
Glass products such as bottles and jars are kept out of landfill when they are recycled. Because glass can be recycled an infinite amount of times (when following correct recycling guidelines), we could create a world where there are no more glass bottles and jars dumped in landfill.
When waste glass is used for other purposes, it helps conserve the raw materials required to create new products. The conservation of raw materials means less impact on the environment and a more balanced and sustainable ecosystem.
It takes a lot of energy to source raw materials and convert them into glass and other products and materials. By reusing glass waste, carbon emissions are drastically reduced. Around 315kg of carbon dioxide that would have been released into the atmosphere during the manufacturing of new glass is preserved per metric ton of recycled glass. By producing glass from existing glass, the relative air pollution is improved by approximately 20% and water pollution by 50%.
Glass recycling is made easy with BottleCycler
The hospitality industry relies on glass products, in particular glass bottles. It is therefore important for hospitality businesses to seek out sustainable solutions to reduce their impact on the environment and be a responsible business. BottleCycler allows businesses to operate with a clear conscience, and boost efficiency with the added benefit of saving time and money on the bottom line too.
BottleCycler’s quiet and compact, state of the art crushing machine is simple to use. Feed the used glass bottles into the self-contained machine, where they are crushed and stored ready for recycling. The system reduces the chance of contamination, meaning all of the glass remains suitable for recycling and is kept out of landfill.
Crushing used glass reduces the amount of space it consumes. In fact, the glass volume is reduced by 80%. A reduction in volume has an added knock-on effect of reducing carbon pollution thanks to fewer trucks, less petrol and an overall reduced impact on the environment.
Save space and time. With BottleCycler, you can store five times more bottles. Keep your staff on the floor and front-of-house. Reduce time spent lugging heavy crates of used glass bottles to waste areas and improve your business’s health and safety rating.
BottleCycler is the future of glass recycling. By using BottleCycler’s crusher and full-service recycling operation, you can bring your business into the future too. Keep across the latest in smart and sustainable hospitality practices, and contact us today to find out more.