strategy

Recycling glass

Description:
Long-recycled materials such as glass tend to need established collection and processing systems.
Implementation:
In the last two decades, glass recycling has increased substantially in developed countries. Danish recycling of glass containers as a proportion of consumption has increased from 10% in 1983, to 48% in 1992, to 68% in 1993. Glass can be recycled many times without losing quality.

In Brazil in 1999, the recycling rate for glass packaging was 40% of the 890,000 tonnes produced each year.

Facilitated by:
Promoting glass recycling
Subjects:
Glass
Resource utilization
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies