Cory Shipping Mixed Glass To Portugal Direct From Cornwall

Cory Environmental has said that is now sending mixed glass collected in Cornwall directly to Portugal. According to the company the move makes more sense environmentally and will mean that it isn't adding to road congestion.

However, the news flies in the face of comments made recently by long-term glass expert Ron Cook who believes that too much collected glass is being exported out of the UK-

Cory's new initiative is a result of a partnership between the company, Cornwall Cullet and Carrick district council.

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Glass collected via doorstep pick ups from the 42,000 households in Carrick is coupled with collections made by Cornwall Cullet from bottle banks and commercial outlets in the county.

The bulking facility in Carrick is just half a mile from Newham quay, where the glass is loaded on to a ship destined for Portugal to be recycled. Around 2,000 tonnes is sent in each shipment.

Alan Miller, principal officer at Carrick, said: "Carrick district council is very proud to be associated with this environmentally improved method of transporting residents recycled glass. We hope that this scheme will lead the way for even more commodity types to be transported in this way.

"The authority is working in very close partnership with its committed contractors and with environmental improvements such as this, everyone in Cornwall will benefit from these successful partnerships," he added.

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Date: 28 November 2006
Source: Letsrecycle.com

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