Recycling of glass packaging in Republic of Croatia

Kovačec, Miroslav and Tošanović, Nataša and Štefanić, Nedeljko (2011) Recycling of glass packaging in Republic of Croatia. = Recycling of glass packaging in Republic of Croatia. In: Proceedings of the 9th WSEAS International Conference on Environment, Ecosystems and Development - EED '11, 29.-31.12.2011., Montreux, Švicarska.

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A wide range of products is produced from glass, since glass is a very widespread packaging material. The production of glass requires the usage of a big quantity of raw materials (silica sand, soda, dolomite, feldspar), and the production cycle itself is extremely energy demanding, so that substantial quantities of energy have to be consumed. The use of old collected and recycled glass reduces the need for the basic raw materials, thus saving energy. Old glass can be remolten several times, not losing in quality. It is used as valuable raw material for the production of glass packaging. From one ton of waste glass, with the addition of energy, one ton of new glass jars will be obtained. The objective of this paper is to present the procedure of collecting and recycling the glass packaging in the Republic of Croatia, which makes it possible to obtain raw material (glass cullet) from the “waste”. This raw material is reused for the production of new glass containers, thus preserving the environment and saving the energy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords (Croatian): Glass packaging, glass recycling, waste management
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 700 Department of Industrial Engineering > 720 Chair of Production Control
Indexed in Web of Science: No
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Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 13:32
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 12:56

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