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.
Glass 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.
Glass 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.
Glass recycling conserves the landscape
Using recycled 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.
Glass recycling reduces landfill
Every tonne of glass recycled extends the life of our increasingly scarce landfill sites and conserves the British countryside.
Glass 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.
Glass recycling increases public awareness of the benefits of recycling
Every individual can play an active part in conservation by simply supporting glass recycling. This is the first step to becoming an environmentally active consumer.
Glass recycling creates employment
Estimates indicate 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 new jobs.
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 recycling.
Working 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.
Sorting and treatment Plants
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.