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Advantages of Recycling Glass Bottles
Recycling of glass bottles contribute to the conservation of the environment as it reduces waste materials. Used containers can either be recycled or reused. Most of the companies collect these used materials so that it can be refilled. Some of the companies send the used containers to manufacturing plants so that it can be reprocessed. There are many benefits of recycling bottles, in addition to reducing environmental pollution.
Some of the most significant benefits of recycling include the following:
Eco-friendly: Recycling is considered to be eco-friendly as it reduces environment pollution to a large extent. Discarded and used bottles fill the waste lands. It requires many years to decompose. However, it takes only 30 days for a new container or jar to be manufactured and sold.
Efficient: Compared to the reused glass bottle, the recycled containers are stronger and durable. Although these jars and containers are made of bio-degradable material, it is still known to deteriorate with usage and time.
Conservation of organic resources: Recycling reduces the amount of raw materials used for producing new glass. Fresh jars and containers require large amount of soda ash, granite and sand. These organic resources can be saved by recycling used bottles.
Energy efficient: For the process of manufacturing new containers, a substantial amount of energy is utilized. Sand and other materials need to be heated to a temperature of 2,600 degree Fahrenheit. This increases the amount of air pollution and usage of energy. Recycling used items require comparatively lesser energy.
Sustainable: Most of the products and containers are recyclable. It can be recycled more than 100 times without the loss of physical attributes or purity.
Process of Recycling
Glass bottles are collected from trash bins and other places and delivered to recycling plants. These containers washed and cleaned thoroughly to free it from different types of impurities. It is then sorted according to its colors. Bottles are available in different colors which include green, clear and amber. It is important to recycle containers of the same color together as different color indicates different chemical composition.
The next process involves crushing the materials which are then melted in high temperature. After the melting process, the material is given new shapes in the form of bottles, containers and jars. It is then distributed to various bottling plants and beverage industries. Jars and containers are also used to package jams and other food items.
Today millions of companies all over the world prefer to use recycled materials which include bottles, bottle caps, jars, containers and so forth. As recycling process involves conservation of raw materials, reduction of waste materials, lower manufacturing costs, reduction of air pollution, it is widely encouraged by most of the industrialists and manufacturers.
In most of the countries, recycling is mandatory and many steps are taken to ensure that cans, jars and containers are recycled rather than reused to avoid wastages and ensure quality. Some countries also offer cash in exchange for any type of glass waste.
- Environmental technology, Recycling
- glass bottles
- environmental pollution
- waste lands
- bio-degradable material