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About glass

Glass and Ecology

The humanity has been using glass products for thousands of years and there is nothing that could point to the fact that something new, could replace them. This is due to the fact that glass possesses a number of advantages, which are hard to be found by the other potential glass substitutes.

Glass constitutes an ideal material used for food products packing and storage, since it is almost completely chemically neutral and does not react with the products stored therein. All of the products packed or stored within glass bottles, jars or tins retain their taste, smell and colour.

Packages, containers and vases manufactured out of decorated glass (for instance crystal glass) also constitute the ideal method for storage of perfumes, cosmetics and medicines. It is resistant to the influence of their ingredients and manufactured solely with the application of natural materials.

With the passage of time the process of manufacturing of glass packages and containers has been consuming less and less resources. Broken glass is also widely used in the process of glass melting, therefore taking the advantage the process of recycling within the manufacturing process. This makes the glass the most ecological product from all of the available today packaging and storage methods (with the exception of paper products). The used packages and containers may be in 100% subject to further reprocessing.

It is an obvious fact that the only recyclable material is the glass collected according to the proper standards, the process which is aided by the containers for selective collection of waste. Broken glass may replace as much as 85 - 90 percent of natural raw materials.

The recycling of packagings and glass products is subject to the increase from year to year in Poland. Currently more than a quarter of bottles and glass containers manufactured in Polish glass factories is returned in the form of broken glass. Recycling allows to save energy, decrease the content of waste present within landfills as well as decrease the emission of pollution into the atmosphere.

What is also worth reinding is the fact that glass factories constitute one of the very few manufacturing factories, which practically do not produce any manufacturing waste. All of the products which are rejected during quality control processes are re-used, in the form of glass material, within the process of new assortment production.

 

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