A new glass sorting line that will be recovering the equivalent of around 45 million glass bottles every year has been set up at ACR+ member WasteServ Malta’s facility in Marsascala. This was announced by Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning who said that this new sorting line will further improve Malta’s recycling performance and help it reach its recycling targets.

Besides resulting in a better-quality material, this new sorting line will also improve operational efficiency. The process formerly used involved manually sorting through the glass using a grabber tool, however, with this new set up, glass will be transferred onto a conveyor belt and will then be manually sorted by removing any contaminants such as metal lids and caps. This new sorting line gives the flexibility to also separate clear from coloured glass thereby increasing substantially the reuse potential and value of the recycled products.

Source: www.wsm.com.mt


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