AN ISSUE THAT CONCERNS US ALL

The significance of glass recycling

Recycling one ton of waste glass can save:

720 kilograms of quartz sand,

250 kilograms of soda ash,

60 kilograms of feldspar powder

10 tons of coal

400 kWh of electricity

The recycling and reuse of waste glass can not only save disposal costs and land for environmental protection departments, but also reduce environmental pollution. According to authoritative institutions, when the content of broken glass used accounts for 60% of the total batch, it can reduce air pollution by 6% to 22%.

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Present situation

Due to insufficient understanding of recycling, incomplete construction of recycling facilities, and high recycling costs, the global glass recycling rate is low. Approximately 20 million tons of waste glass are produced annually, of which only half are recycled. The glass recycling rate in China has shown a downward trend in recent years, with most regions having glass recycling rates below 30%.

Difficulties

Due to the heavy and fragile quality of glass, more labor, time, and capital costs are required in the recycling process, and the benefits are not high. Therefore, many companies choose to remake cheaper and better transported new glass containers instead of recycling old containers that were previously used.

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Sustainability at Galaxy Packaging

“Sustainability is a culture that will be reflected in all aspects, whether it is production or life”

— Tuco Zhang, Founder

Cullet

Due to insufficient understanding of recycling, incomplete construction of recycling facilities, and high recycling costs, the global glass recycling rate is low. Approximately 20 million tons of waste glass are produced annually, of which only half are recycled. The glass recycling rate in China has shown a downward trend in recent years, with glass recycling rates below 30% in most regions

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Light-weight bottle

Due to the weight and fragility of glass, more manpower, time, and capital costs need to be invested in the recycling process. Faced with high recycling costs, many companies choose to remake new glass containers that are cheaper and better transported, rather than recycling old containers that were previously used.

More efficient

Advanced production equipment can significantly improve production efficiency, saving a lot of energy and time compared to outdated equipment. In the long run, using advanced equipment can also reduce costs and increase efficiency.

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