The best of glass: use it less and use it again

Recycling bottles and jars is a concept we are all familiar with. The  750,000 tonnes that we put in bottle banks each year goes someway to offsetting  the 2 million tonnes or so that we use for containers.

Half as much glass (at  least 1m tonnes) is used to make ‘flat’ glass – mostly for buildings, but some  for vehicles. Recycling is possible, but harder for flat glass. Reducing usage  and re-using ‘old’ glass can also mitigate the environmental impact of glass in  the construction sector.  Graham Dodd, glass expert and Arup Fellow, explains.

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Date: 2 November 2012

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