January 21, 2016 | By Mark |
Although we here at CBD Glass do not create recycled glass countertops, we take pride in the fact that all of the glass materials we produce are 100% recyclable. In today’s article we’d like to share 5 interesting facts about the glass recycling industry you may not know!
#1 – Glass can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity!
Unlike many other recyclables like plastic & paper products, glass can continually go through the recycling process and maintain its integrity. This makes glass products one of the most environmentally safe sectors as they are infinitely recyclable.
#2 – Glass is 100% recyclable
What does it mean to be 100% recyclable? It means that all parts of the glass products can be recycled! Many other recyclables need to be sectioned to remove parts that cannot be used in the recycling process, while all parts of glass products can be re-used endlessly.
#3 – Recycled glass returns to sand
Recycled glass is processed into a form called “cullet”, which is essentially powdered glass. This cullet resembles sand and is furnace ready recycled glass material used for production.
#4 – More than 1 ton of natural resources are preserved per 1 ton of glass that has been recycled.
This means that quite simply, the production of recycled glass pound for pound saves the same amount of natural resources.
#5 – Over 3 MILLION TONS of recycled glass is purchased annually!
That’s a lot of recycled glass!