Glass Recycling

We believe in the use and responsible waste management of glass, and therefore we are keen to see glass products recycled. Recycling glass reduces the need for raw materials, cuts greenhouse gas emissions and saves energy associated with producing comparative new products.

Recycling glass has several direct benefits over producing new glass products:

Energy Savings

Recycling glass saves 74% of the energy required to produce new glass from raw materials.

Reduction in Green House Gas Emissions

Recycling glass only creates half the greenhouse gas of making new glass, saving 315kg of carbon dioxide per tonne.

Reduction in Demand for Raw Materials

1.2 tonnes of raw materials are preserved for every tonne of recycled glass used.

Diversion of Glass from Landfill

Landfill requires huge amounts of space and takes thousands of years to degrade. With current urban landfill at saturation point, state and federal governments are looking for new waste sites and new technologies to reduce the pressure on landfills. Reducing the amount of glass waste going to landfill will help reduce the need for more landfill sites, and will allow existing sites to be re-used more quickly as this non-biodegradable waste will not be present, or at least substantially reduced.


“Since we have had the BottleCrusher SpaceSaver we have reduced our waste by 75%. We’ve gone from a 1.2 cubic metre bin getting emptied every week and going to landfill, to now only filling three sixty litre bins, which now get recycled. The BottleCrusher saves staff a great deal of time and it doesn’t take up as much space.”

Lamonts Wine Store