Environmental Benefits

At Aquavitrum we are committed to recovering glass from the most highly contaminated sources. Our technology has been specifically designed for this purpose and to enable packaging glass to remain in the container glass recycling loop, thus realising the environmental benefits.

Glass is a hugely valuable resource and is infinitely recyclable.  Its quality does not diminish when re-melted, but currently a high percentage (British Glass quote 55%) becomes aggregate, or is lost to landfill or incineration.

The environmental benefits of recycling glass are undeniable and infinite. Every tonne of quality recycled cullet used in the manufacture of new glass bottles and jars saves 670 kg of CO2 and 1.2 tonnes of virgin raw materials from being quarried (according to FEVE, the association of the European glass container and machine-made tableware manufacturers).  As a single layer material it is 100% recyclable, pure and sustainable.

Recovered glass cullet saves on energy consumption by 32%, and prolongs the life of furnaces, making it hugely appealing to glass manufacturers.

The use of glass packaging is on the increase. Consumers trust that it won’t leach harmful chemicals into products, and due to the fact that it can be recycled again and again, it decreases the impact plastic pollution is having on our planet.

Win-win.

  • Every tonne of re-melted glass prevents 670kg of CO2 entering the atmosphere
  • Preserves 1.2 tonnes of virgin sand per 1 tonne of recovered glass
  • Re-melted glass reduces water pollution by 50%
  • Reduces energy consumption for glass manufacturers by 32%
  • Prolongs the life of glass furnaces
  • More glass packaging reduces worldwide pollution from discarded plastics