Glass disposal | Processing of broken glass

Glass is one of the most popular materials of our time. Humanity uses glass products for more than five thousand years. The material is made of natural components and is the most convenient for storing food. For the past ten years, the topic of environmental purity has been increasingly raised, so the problem of the disposal and processing of glass has been actively discussed. Everyone should know why the disposal and processing of glass is so important for our society.

Features of the use of glass

Humanity has long been using glass for storing food and various drinks. The material has gained popularity and is valued in the field of medicine and cosmetology. In the glass you can store medicines, household chemicals and various pesticides. Glasster has such positive and convenient properties:

  • You can give any shape;
  • There is the possibility of repeated use after cleaning;
  • Secondary glass processing is available;
  • can be produced in a “closed cycle”.
  • The downside of glass containers is that it breaks up for a very long time, it takes one million years to completely decompose one bottle. In addition, the fragments of the material located in water or ground can damage the skin of a person and animal. Glass in the ground violates the normal growth of plants and affects the ecosystem.

    Advantages of processing

    The advantage of glass processing is that this process reduces gas consumption in comparison with the initial manufacture of glass by 30%. If all countries of the world processed or disposed of glassot, this would reduce the landfill area by 500 thousand hectares of land. When processing the existing glass, you can significantly save on manufactured natural materials, such as sand, limestone and soda. By handing over the material for processing, everyone can receive additional income.

    Stages of disposal

    The process of processing glass products is carried out in several stages:

    1. At the first stage, transportation of used products from public collection points is transported.
    2. The material enters the plant to processing points.
    3. Next, there is a packing of the material, its cleaning in several stages and washing.
    4. After they move to the crushing of raw materials to the smallest pieces.
    5. Reduced raw materials are sent to package for further use.

    For the listed stages, largescale and expensive equipment is required, so companies with a high budget are engaged in processing and disposal of glass containers.


    Secondary processing is considered the most effective and environmentally friendly way, which can significantly save money in the production of new glass bottles. The processed glass is in no way inferior to the new material and is able to be processed many times.

    This method of processing saves materials and consumed electricity, which is spent on high temperatures for the primary manufacture of glass. Secondary processing reduces the number of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, after it there are no consumables, since all 100% of the material are melted into new.

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