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How is crushed glass recycled?

All of the glass crushed using a PEL bottle crusher is recycled and reprocessed back into bottles.

What happens to glass after it has been crushed with a PEL Bottle Crusher? 

The glass is crushed to the size of a cullet; approximately 8mm. The following diagram outlines the process which occurs to make the glass bottles back into glass again. 

85% of the cullet produced is above 8mm and can be reprocessed back into bottles.

*It is important to note that not all bottle crushers produce glass suitable for recycling. In many cases the glass is crushed to below 8mm or even to a fine dust. This glass therefore cannot be reprocessed back into glass bottles. It often lands up in landfill where it will take thousands of years to decompose. 

When purchasing or renting a bottle crusher be sure to ask what will happen to your crushed glass!

Download the full diagram explaining the glass cullet process here:  

The benefits of recycling glass are countless:

  • The unique properties of glass mean it can be endlessly recycled and never lose its quality.
  • Alternatively, when in landfill glass can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
  • Glass offers a unique closed loop system as shown by the above diagram
  • Glass comes from nature
  • Glass is 100% recyclable
  • Using 1 tonne of recycled glass to make new glass, instead of using raw materials saves:

             1.2 tonnes of virgin raw materials are saved

             .67 tonnes of Co2 are saved 

 

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