Recycling of glass bottles
China has glass bottles since ancient times. In the past, academic circles believed that glassware was very rare in ancient times. Therefore, only a few ruling classes should be able to own and use glassware. However, recent studies have found that ancient glassware production and manufacturing are not difficult, but are not easy to preserve and therefore scarce in later generations.
Glass bottles are traditional Chinese beverage packaging containers, and glass is also a very historical packaging material. In the case of a large number of packaging materials influx into the market, glass containers still occupy an important position in beverage packaging, which is inseparable from the packaging characteristics that other packaging materials cannot replace.
Glass bottles recycling
The annual recycling volume of glass bottles is increasing, but the amount of this recycling is huge and immeasurable.
According to the Glass Packaging Association, the energy saved from recycling a glass bottle can light up a 100-watt bulb for about 4 hours, allowing a computer to run for 30 minutes and watching a 20-minute TV show. Therefore, recycled glass is A significant event.
Glass bottle recycling saves energy and reduces the waste capacity of landfills. It can provide more raw materials for other products, including glass bottles, of course. According to the National Consumer Plastics Report of the Chemical Products Council of the United States, about 2.5 billion pounds of plastic bottles were recovered in 2009, and the recycling rate reached only 28%.