Written by BoFlint
Glass is basically made up of three natural, inert and abundant ingredients on earth: sand, limestone and sodium carbonate. that man began to make glass in 5000 BC, while preserving food in glass dates back to 1500 BC.
Once created, glass packaging is reusable and 100% infinitely recyclable. It is the ideal material for food preservation thanks to its neutrality and stability. Inert and unalterable, impermeable and non-reactive. glass resists attacks from atmospheric or chemical agents. These natural resistances make glass a healthy material, and an ideal response to the packaging requirements of the food industry.
Advantages Of Glass Packaging
Unlike other packaging, glass is 100% infinitely recyclable. A glass bottle collected thus becomes a bottle or other glass container again, without waste, without loss of material, while maintaining the same degree of quality. In contact with food, glass is also healthier than plastic.
Around the world, we have never become more aware of the impact of human activity on the environment than today. Whether it’s the plastics that strangle and poison our fish, the dioxins released by burning waste
. Glass is a leading solution to help the circular economy reduce waste generation and take care of the planet.
Glass recycling in France
Glass recycling is an issue that France became interested in relatively early on, since the collection of packaging glass was initiated in 1974 in our country. In 2017, 85% of the glass was recycled according to Ademe, and 100% of this process is done within the national territory! Glass recycling is therefore a sector that works well! And for good reason, this material suffers from far fewer mixtures of materials than plastic, which makes sorting, collecting and processing much easier.
The cullet is crushed and cleaned glass used by glassworks to replace the raw material. The greater the proportion of cullet used, the lower the energy savings and CO2 emissions. The incorporation of cullet in the recycling process makes it possible to limit the input of sand