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 Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 26 Apr 06:54

What`s the story with recycling of glass bottles and jars? I have used the facility at the back of St Leonard`s Asda for a number of years now. Until recently, there were separate bins for clear, brown and green glass. Now all the containers are labelled "mixed glass " and folk are just throwing all their glass in together.

I can`t imagine they`ve found a way to remove the colour from glass when it is melted down for recycling, so what`s prompted this policy change by Fife Council?



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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Fri 26 Apr 07:01

Your imagination is in need of oiling GG: according to Google modern recycling methods include systems to intelligently sort glass by colour.


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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 26 Apr 07:26

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Wotsit, Fri 26 Apr 07:01

Your imagination is in need of oiling GG: according to Google modern recycling methods include systems to intelligently sort glass by colour.


🤣😂🤣

Eta. Even when it's smashed into smithereens? 🤔



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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 26 Apr 07:33

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GG Riva, Fri 26 Apr 07:26

Quote:

Wotsit, Fri 26 Apr 07:01

Your imagination is in need of oiling GG: according to Google modern recycling methods include systems to intelligently sort glass by colour.


🤣😂🤣

Eta. Even when it`s smashed into smithereens? 🤔


Yes. The council have glass sorting machines.

Need to remember that even with separate bins, all it would take would be one numpty to put brown in white. Then there was always the conundrum of blue glass bottles.

I always wonder why we still have separate recycling bins when the tech can sort paper from metal and plastic. Seems a "waste" of time.
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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: DunfyDave  
Date:   Fri 26 Apr 09:30

Glass and aluminium can be recycled regularly without any degrading of the finished product.

Plastic can in reality only ever be recycled once or twice and to retain quality has to be blended with the majority of new plastic thus compounding the problem with new plastic into our landfills and oceans.

Plastic recycling bins and plastic need removing altogether.

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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Fri 26 Apr 10:20

Humans need removing

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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 26 Apr 10:51

Plastic is just a bi-product of oil refinement. They need to do something with it. Look around the room you`re in and you`ll see plastic everywhere. If they could efficiently make cars out of plastic they would.
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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 27 Apr 08:05

If plastics can only be recycled once or twice is there really much point in the deposit return scheme? Why not just put your plastic bottle of coke in the green bin with the rest of the plastic?

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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 27 Apr 08:26

It`s not once, it`s a few times. How would you know which ones were on their second or third recycling?

This is why there should really be a ban on single use plastics, particularly for bottles of water. When did we become so obsessed with needing water all the time? Were people in the 70s, 80s, 90s massively dehydrated all the time?

I suppose if you think about it, all the local drinks makers probably partly went out of business because of how easily bigger companies could bottle their drinks in light, plastic bottles and ship them all over the country and Europe. Not as efficient with glass.
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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: DunfyDave  
Date:   Sat 27 Apr 08:42

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The One Who Knocks, Sat 27 Apr 08:05

If plastics can only be recycled once or twice is there really much point in the deposit return scheme? Why not just put your plastic bottle of coke in the green bin with the rest of the plastic?


^^^ Good point TOWK

I recycle at Kinross Recycling Centre and they have a bin for :-

- Cardboard
- Metal
- Wood
- Electricals
- Glass
- Soil
- TVs + Computers
- Batteries
- Upholstery
- Landfill

There is no bin available for plastics! You have to deposit this in the landfill bin.

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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 27 Apr 09:03

Plastics are a huge problem - for example one piece disposable razors.

They should be banned IMO and only models with replaceable cartridges used - save dumping mountains of used redundant handles.
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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 27 Apr 09:19

It`s all to do with getting rid of the plastic waste from the oil companies though.

No issue with use of plastic for things you could feasibly use for many years (things like bins, windows, doors, bits on cars etc) but things like bottles are a nonsense.
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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Sat 27 Apr 11:05

There`s also too much pressure, relatively speaking, on consumers reducing their plastic consumption when the majority of single-use plastic is used in shipping.

For example clothing all comes to the shop wrapped in multiple layers of plastic which is removed and discarded before the items are sold.

Supermarket deliveries come in boxes wrapped in plastic which are stacked onto pallets and wrapped again.

Much of the plastic waste in oceans is from fishing waste rather than consumer level items

Basically, industry is passing the guilt and blame onto individual folk just trying to get on with their lives.


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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 27 Apr 11:32

I`ve never understood why manufacturers and retailers are allowed to package stuff using non-recyclable plastic. It`s homage to the great god, profit, I suppose.

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 Re: Bottle Banks
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 27 Apr 16:20

When I worked in Maclays back in the Middle Ages the brewing industry generally made a decent go of reusing the industry standard half pint “dumps” - these were returns from tied shops (pubs) and clubs etc. that could be washed and sterilised for refilling.

Fast forward to Williams Bros. where they brought in container loads of 500ml bottles which were single use - intended for bottle bank recycling.
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