English Version：The Recycling Journey of Waste Glass Containers
“Glass” has the characteristics of being fully recyclable and reusable. The sources of recycled waste glass materials commonly found in our life are flat glass, automobile glass, light bulbs and tubes, CRTs, glass containers, etc. Today’s class will be about the “glass containers” that we often recycle in daily life!
In the past, we have been told to dispose of “waste glass containers” by giving them to the cleaning team or putting them in the recycling bin for recycling. Where do the recycled waste glass containers go?
At first, the recycled waste glass containers are manually sorted, separated into several color categories, and the impurities are removed. Then, they undergo mechanical crushing, screening, grinding, melting, and other processes before being turned into reusable raw materials such as cement building materials, glass bottles, and glass bricks!
Wow! It’s almost 100% recycled and reused!
That’s right! The nature of glass is relatively similar to natural sandstone. The crystal clear characteristic of glass is ideal for converting into colored glaze glass, highly creative glassworks, and other glass products, which, I think, you must have seen often in your life.
What kinds of things do we often see in daily life?
These “regenerated materials from waste glass containers” can be added to ceramic tiles, floors, and wall building materials, pavements, asphalt roads, etc. In addition to these regenerated ‘Bling Bling’ tiles, the latest technological inventions are energy-saving bricks that are soundproof, noise-resistant, and at the same time very lightweight!
Wow! That’s incredible!
Okay, that’s all for today. See you in the next class!