UK Glass Recycling at a CrossroadsBy
The glass manufacturers and recyclers in the UK are concerned about the economics of making glass from cullet compared with virgin materials. The problems are similar to those faced in other countries where single-stream recycling has created havoc with the supply of usable color-sorted cullet for glass container manufacturing. The UK glass sector representatives have told the publication letsrecycle.com that among the problems they face are 1) the acceptability of glass from MRFs, and 2) the cost of using color sorted material to make new glass.
Green Mountain Glass believes that its Batch Formulation System, which eliminates the need to color sort cullet before introducing it into the glass manufacturing process, may be a solution to the problem faced by glass producers in the UK and elsewhere.