My window is broken: sorting tips!
What can you do with broken windows? As a consumer, you can decide on the future of your broken flat glass. A growing number of recycling centres joint the collection system for float glass. GRL was the first to offer the collection system through small containers at recycling centres. A thorough training of park guards, an unambiguous sorting message to the environmentally conscious consumer and a well-organized collection and processing system give used float glass a new life. Because you, as a consumer, have a large influence on the life cycle of broken float glass, so we find it necessary to inform you.
What belongs in the float glass containers?
- reinforced float glass
- double glazing (with or without separators)
- greenhouse glazing
- tempered float glass
- single float glazing
- coloured float glass
What does NOT belong in the float glass containers?
- other types of glass, such as bottles (packaging glass), lamps, television screens, laboratory equipment ,etc.
- laminated glass (windshields, bullet-proof windows): these types of glass require special treatment. Mixing them with ordinary float glass hinders the recycling of float glass.
- Ceramic glass (glass cooking plates, furnace windows, etcetera): the composition of this glass is so different from that of normal float glass that we must keep it separated from this flow.
- Waste: does not belong in a glass container at all!