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The definition of Glass recycling : From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

*Public glass waste collection point in a neighborhood area for separating clear, green and amber glass
*Public glass waste collection point in a neighborhood area for separating clear, green and amber glass



Glass recycling is the process of turning waste glass into usable products. Depending on the end use, this commonly includes separating it into different colors.


Glass normally comes in a number of colours. The major types are:

* Flint glass (clear glass)
* Green glass
* Brown/amber glass

Glass makes up a large component of household and industrial waste due to its weight and density. The glass component in municipal waste is usually made up of bottles, broken glassware, light bulbs and other items.

Glass recycling uses less energy than manufacturing glass from sand, lime and soda. Every tonne of glass used for producing new glass items saves 315kg of carbon dioxide.

Glass that is crushed and ready to be remelted is called Cullet. The term "cullet" derives from the practice of remelting flawed containers which have been "culled" from production lines.


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