Genuine "Recycling," also known as 360 degree, closed loop, or simply "real recycling," is a five-step process:

  1. 1. DISPOSAL - is placing waste glass in a bin, "Glass-Only" dumpster or other specified container for collection and transfer into the recycling stream.  Disposal is what you the consumer, or commercial ventures who generate sizable quantities of waste glass, do with their glass.

  2. 2. COLLECTION - is what the Recycling Company does when it picks up the glass with its trucks.

  3. 3. PROCESSING - is what happens to the glass after it's collected. Processing is done in a large processing facility that pulverizes, crushes,agitates, filters, sorts and even washes the glass to make it useable for another purpose. Until recently, most has been processed to create "cullet," a grade of crushed glass used principally to make new bottles and containers. Some is now destined to be processed into a finer grade to replace ever scarcer sand in the manufacture of construction concrete. As the world's silica sand runs out, more cullet will be  processed for use by the fracking industry.  Glassland is a unique custom processor capable of manufacturing a full range of sand-like product to   meet the needs of  every kind of buyer. But we process for use by one industry only: the Coastal Restoration Industry.

  4. 4. DELIVERY - is packaging and shipping the re-constituted glass to its buyer or end-user in a grade and package suitable for its intended use.  Most Glassland products are shipped by vessel since most of what we produce is used to restore our coastal wetlands, renourish our beaches and rebuild protective barriers and dunes.  (Our vessel of choice is a Hovercraft capable of delivering 90 tons - 180,000 pounds - of recycled glass per delivery.)

  5. 5. REUSE - Only when the processed glass has been incorporated into a new product or disbursed at a restoration site can it be said to have been genuinely  "recycled."










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