Environmental Impact

If it’s the ENERGY SAVINGS FROM RECYCLING GLASS or the POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT of recycling glass it is just smart to do.

In today’s disposable culture, some things will always endure, home, family, and building now for generations to come. Infinite Recycled Glass Technologies team will continue to develop and adapt new processes to further our future.

Closing a part of the recycling loop ultimately lessens our dependence fossil fuels and the mining of natural minerals from the earth. Together with our customers, corporate partners and friends, we can all help bring the awareness to light so we all can leave the planet cleaner, greener and healthier for generations to come. Recycling glass saves other resources in addition to landfill space. For example, every ton of glass recycled saves 1330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar that would be needed to create new glass. In addition, recycling just one glass bottle saves enough energy from the manufacturing process to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours.

4% of all glass gets recycled and 20% of the glass that gets collected still gets landfilled and recycleable glass makes up as much as 26% of landfills.

Some recycled glass containers are not able to be used in the manufacture of new glass bottles and jars or to make fiberglass. This may be because there is too much contamination or the recycled glass pieces are too small to meet manufacturing specifications. Or, it may be that there is not a nearby market for bottle-to-bottle recycling. This recovered glass is then used for non-container glass products. These “secondary” uses for recycled container glass can include tile, filtration, sand blasting, concrete pavements and parking lots.