A clear case for closing the loop for glass

10 Dec 2015

The case for recycling waste glass back into the production of new bottles and jars is compelling. As well as reducing the amount of natural minerals extracted to produce virgin glass, the energy saved by the container manufacturer creates a saving of one tonne of carbon
dioxide for every six tonnes of recycled glass used.  

The Scotch Whisky sector in Scotland demands exacting quality standards for its packaging materials, reflecting the premium products they contain. Even minor defects in the bottles can
lead to rejection. While the industry works tirelessly on its own at bottling halls, and with bottle manufacturers, to minimise the scale of rejects, there will always be a significant quantity of glass containers that are rejected for recycling.

The full case study document can be downloaded below.