Glass recycling

Why recycling is important?

We usually talk about the benefits for the environment brought about by us recycling waste, but how much are we talking about? Is recycling really good for the environment? Sometimes it’s important to know how much we mean exactly, to put it in “black on white,” with concrete cases and data.

7 Benefits of glass recycling

After talking about the Glass: a successful case study I would like to present some data and explain why it is important to recycle the glass:

Glass: a successful case study

Glass is an inorganic material that is obtained mainly from silica sand (SiO2, around 70%[1]), calcium carbonate (Ca2CO3, around 15%), limestone (CaCO3, approximately 10%) and other additives, by melting at about 1,500 ºC (2,732 ºF). According to different sources, glass was first manufactured around the year 3500 a.C. in Egypt other sources indicate its origin …

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Recycling is the solution

“Recycle” comes, etymologically speaking, from the Greek word kýklos, which means “orbit or circle,” and by extension, “ordered repetition or recurrence of phenomena.” In Latin, the term becomes cyclus-cycli, adding the prefix: “Re.” (which means repetition). Therefore, the original meaning of the verb “recycle” is “to circulate something or put it back into orbit” (waste …

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