We are The Glass Company!
Shortly after becoming homeowners, we soon discovered the inconvenience of recycling our glass. Neither of us wanted to make the trip to the bottle bank, dealing with leaking boxes, dirty overflowing bottle banks and broken glass. The boxes with the bottles in were also becoming too heavy and a task, unachievable for our ageing parent’s. Therefore we often ended up with double the amount to dispose of.
In a society where people are conscience of the planets sustainability, more and more glass is being used for packaging, storage and reusable items. However, the recycling rates of glass aren’t keeping up. The average family uses 500 glass bottles and jars every year, yet 5 out of 6 are thrown away and not recycled – purely out of inconvenience! So in light of this, The Glass Company was created, to not only improve the eco friendliness of your household but to also make life a whole lot easier for you!
- How long does it take for a glass bottle to break down? A foam cup will take 50 years to decompose in a landfill, the monofilament fishing line will take a whopping 600 years, and the glass bottles? Each bottle will take 1 million years to degrade – yes you read that right, one million!
- Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity - something few food and beverage packaging options can claim.
- Every 1,000 kg of waste glass recycled into new items saves 315 kilograms of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere during the manufacture of new glass.