We proudly scrap all our glass through URM Group, below is some information on URM Group:The
benefits of recycling Glass
1. Glass can be
recycled over and over again.
2. Separating and
recycling glass could significantly reduce waste management costs.
3. Landfill tax will
double by 2009, furthering increasing disposal costs.
Every year, the
average British family consumes around 500 glass bottles or jars. There are
good reasons why these bottles and jars should all be recycled.
recycling helps the environment
The amount of
energy needed to melt recycled glass is considerably less than that needed to
melt raw materials to make new bottles and jars. Recycling one bottle can save
enough energy to power a television set for one and a half hours.
recycling reduces CO2 emissions
Not only does
glass save energy by using recycled glass, but each 1000 tonnes of recycled
glass that we melt saves 314 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
recycling conserves the landscape
glass in furnaces saves hundreds of thousands of tonnes of primary raw
materials each year. This reduces the need for quarrying raw materials and
conserves the countryside.
recycling reduces landfill
Every tonne of
glass recycled extends the life of our increasingly scarce landfill sites and
conserves the British countryside.
recycling cuts waste disposal costs
In terms of
weight, glass makes up about 8% of the household waste stream. Any increase in
the amount of glass recycled means savings on waste collection and disposal
costs, which are increasing due to landfill tax.
recycling increases public awareness of the benefits of recycling
can play an active part in conservation by simply supporting glass recycling.
This is the first step to becoming an environmentally active consumer.
recycling creates employment
that 500 jobs are created for every 100,000 tonnes of glass collected for
recycling. Recycling all the glass we currently throw away would create 7500
For nearly 90
years URM Group has been the leading company in buying and recycling all types
of glass. We have pioneered new methods of collection and treatment to make
sure that the glass we buy can be put to useful second life — from closed loop
systems to make new bottles and jars to construction products, insulation and many
other useful products. We work closely with Local Authorities and waste
management companies to ensure efficient transportation and fair pricing.
Our commitment to innovation and quality, together with our unrivalled range of
services and nationwide coverage makesURM Group your ideal partner in glass
closely with Local Authorities
URM Group's nationwide presence and unrivalled knowledge and experience of all methods of
recycling make us the ideal partner to help you plan and implement the most
suitable glass recycling programme for your area. Whether it is to purchase the
glass, organise bottle bank or kerbside collections or undertake a more
comprehensive service, we can offer a flexible approach and practical solutions
that are right for you.
URM Group's sister
company Reuse Glass operates some of the world's most advanced cullet sorting
and treatment plants.
Located in London, West and South Yorkshire and Kent, they use sophisticated
optical and mechanical processes to ensure that cullet of the highest quality
is available for re-processing.