SO FRAGILE AND YET SO STRONG

  For some it is an extremely fragile material that needs to be handled with kid gloves. For us, it is a highly solid pillar of environmental protection. Glass in its many shapes and colours is an integral part of our daily lives. The consistent reprocessing of used glass plays a major role in the sustainable material chain, because the recycling quota is higher than with almost any other material. Accordingly, there is a sophisticated infrastructure for glass recycling in Germany. This includes the collection in customised container systems, as well as the careful separation of all glass fractions.

In a holistic process we produce pure secondary raw materials for new end products from used glass. The recycling of used glass contributes significantly to the conservation of finite natural resources, since every bottle consists of 60-90% recovered glass shards, which are prepared in a highly complicated process. Before that, impurities such as old clothes, plastic bags, corks, labels, plastic lids etc. are removed selectively.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE:
COMPETENCE CENTRE FOR GLASS

In our glass processing plant in Neuburg a.d. Donau, cutting-edge opto-electronical sorting systems are used. Heat-resistant and leaded glass items are sorted out automatically. This is ensured by our manpower as well as our innovative machines. At this location, approx. 150,000 tons of used glass are processed every year in an automated procedure and then offered to the glass industry as a secondary raw material.

COLLECTION

Separate collection and subsequent pre-sorting for the processing chain

SEAPARATION

Extraction of impurities, hollow parts and light materials by means of suction and blowout

PROCESSING

Scanning of around 100,000 individual shards per minute, sorting out of leaded/heat-resistant shards

PRODUCT

Thoroughly sorted and cleaned glass shards of highest quality as a desired secondary raw material

Did you know ...

... that together with our network partner, the Büchl Holding GmbH in Ingolstadt, we meet the strict German quality management standards for glass recycling DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 500001:2011?

FACTS & FIGURE

Founded: 1995
Locations: 3
Employees: 70
glasrecycling@toensmeier.de

Services

  • Separate storage
  • Removal of impurities etc.
  • Processing of the shards up to the final secondary raw material