Glass is collected by Cawleys and taken to a glass reprocessing site where it is crushed and recycled into construction and building materials, such as a new road.
Glass can also be turned into more glass products; once it is crushed it is mixed with the raw materials and melted in a furnace. The melted material is moulded or blown into new bottles or jars.
The UK business sector still has a lot of work to do to recycle glass – bars, restaurants and pubs currently throw away 600,000 tonnes of glass every year, so it is important that you are using a responsible waste management company (like Cawleys) to process your waste and ensure that it is being properly recycled rather than disposed of in landfill.
RECORD FIFTH WIN IN A ROW FOR 'BEST FOOD WASTE RECYCLING'
For the fifth year running we have we scooped the top prize in the Organics Recycling Group (ORG) award scheme, this year for work with the innovative Fresh Olive Company, the UK’s leading supplier of Mediterranean products to retailers, delicatessens, food manufacturers and high end restaurants and cafes. The award is for ‘Best Food Waste Recycling.’