Your decision to separate glass packaging and dispose of it in the green bin can seem an insignificant gesture, but when adding them to those deposited by a vast amount of other people, it makes a difference, and we will see positive environmental effects very soon. Check it out!
You may have thought that recycling can't change things... Whether you're slightly sceptical or a recycling activist, you've come to the right place. Discover here how much recycling glass packaging can do for our planet.
- Because it reduces CO2 emissions: using cullet to manufacture new glass packagings reduces CO2 emissions by 53% when compared to using raw materials. This is because recycled glass melts at a lower temperature than sand, lye and limestone in the furnace. In addition, we avoid the emissions associated with extracting the raw materials from nature and their transportation.
- Because it contributes to energy saving: manufacturing glass packagings from cullet is key to reducing energy expenditure. Recycled glass fully maintains its properties and saves 38% of energy throughout the process. This is due to the fact that no raw materials are extracted, the impact of transportation is lower and a lower temperature is required in the glass furnace.
Furthermore, as glass is fully recyclable, it is an ideal substitute as a secondary raw material and can be reintroduced into the production process without any issues. Look at what we've achieved!
With the energy saved from recycling 10 glass bottles, you can do the following:
And the CO2 we avoid emitting into the atmosphere is equivalent to:
We are increasingly committed to recycling glass packaging and caring for the planet. See the collection data and statistics.