Single stream recycling processes present unique challenges to glass recovery. While rear load trucks and sorters’ spinning discs increase efficiency, these technologies can break glass. But some recyclers have found a way to turn this negative into a positive.
They clean it, crush it even more, and sell their final output, cullet, to manufacturers who turn it into fiberglass insulation.
Owens Corning can’t get ahold of enough cullet
Owens Corning uses more than one billion pounds of cullet every year for residential, commercial and industrial fiberglass applications.