Glass Recycling

Glass Recycling services for London

FJL Recycling are very proud to offer zero to landfill glass recycling.

Why Recycle Glass?
Glass is an amazing, yet under-appreciated material and its hugely recyclable! Container glass, such as glass jars and glass bottles can be recycled almost infinitely with little or no degradation in the quality!  Recycling glass uses less resources and energy to produce than making glass from it’s raw materials.

Are there types of glass that can’t be recycled? Well, yes. But just because it can’t be turned straight back into a bottle or jar, doesn’t mean it has to end up in landfill. There are a number of ways special glasses can be recycled. One of those is eco-sand.

Eco sand is essentially sand that has been created from the glass waste that cannot be turned back into shiny new recycled glass bottles or jars. In this case it is turned into sand which can be used in the construction industry – laying paving slabs for example.

The coloured glass collected by FJL Recycling is taken to a state of the art plant where it is sorted into different glass types. Most of the container glass (bottles, jars etc) that is recycled in the UK is simply turned back into container glass. The glass recycling process is so good that it actually uses far less energy and water to recycle glass that it does to make glass from raw materials! The chemical structure and nature of glass also means that it can be recycled continuously with no deterioration.

The UK is recycling around 50% of it’s container glass

Glass recycling such as glass jars, bottles etc., whilst this has doubled over the last five years we still lag behind other countries such as Finland and Switzerland that currently recycle more than 90% of their glass waste.

Glass recycling is important and we want to help your do your bit in improving the UK average!

Glass Recycling ...Did you know?

Once the glass waste is sorted it is crushed into small pieces in a reprocessing factory, these small pieces are called cullet and then air suction, magnets and laser sorters are used to remove contaminants.

How amazing is that? Lasers!