image020Glass Packaging, beloved by most Food and Beverage Industries worldwide, is today not only seen as the healthiest way of packaging but has also been completely identified with the concept of aesthetics. At the same time it is one of the most difficult degradable waste in the environment.

In addition to the easily deduced aesthetic pollution the discarding of this material causes, its fragments may also end up in the food chain, causing harmful effects on animal organisms. Still, its uncontrolled disposal in areas with intense vegetation is also responsible for causing a fire.

It is clear, therefore, that the need for recycling is becoming imperative.

Glass recycling, in addition to the obvious savings for municipalities, individuals, companies, etc., due to the disposal of the material in landfills and waste, also reduces energy consumption, because when glass is used as a raw material glass melting is done in at much lower temperatures. It is also worth noting that due to the chemical stability of the material, there is no limitation on how many times it can be recycled.

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