What *REALLY* happens to 'Recycled' Glass?! – (you might be surprised)

What *REALLY* happens to 'Recycled' Glass?! – (you might be surprised)

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  1. Jude Warner on February 10, 2023 at 4:36 am

    When making glass from raw materials there’s a limit as to how much ”cullet” (recycled glass) can be included in the mix, especially when the market (the people who eat / drink out of glass receptacles) demand clear, colourless glass.

  2. Stephen Catton on February 10, 2023 at 4:37 am

    Except for these acids
    Hydrofluoric Acid HF
    Fluoroantimonic Acid (superacid) H2FSbF6
    Antimony Pentafluoride SbF5
    Fluorosulfuric Acid HSO3F
    Fluoroboric Acid HBF4

  3. John Moyer on February 10, 2023 at 4:38 am

    I helped my grandpa weigh bags of potatoes, tomatoes,candle the eggs, load up the step van which was a stainless steel cooler or chest type,he had customers in the city & I rode along. Can’t imagine doing it today

  4. C Mc on February 10, 2023 at 4:39 am

    The video is one company’s propaganda to promote its product (fiberglass). It undersells safety to its workers and the community. However, they must be given some credit for contributing to recycling. What other products can be produced from recycled glass are yet unknown and unseen.

    Anything can be recycled when the citizenry and governments add value to it. That is Money! In other words, anything that’s not worth recycling is because a cohort of people doesn’t want it (influential people, industries, or governments). 

    Let’s stop fooling ourselves. Many people don’t want to save the planet. There is much power, money, and control in perpetuating the waste-management "crisis" in many parts of the world. Instead of recycling the known reusable, many countries recycle the waste problems with pseudo-policies and manufactured ignorance. Recycling and waste management are manageable problems. We’re in this predicament because we lack the will! I can say more, but later…

  5. John Washer on February 10, 2023 at 4:39 am

    This is not done with wind energy that is a lie. OC uses energy from the local grid most of witch in utah is made from burning coal.

  6. Travis Hanson on February 10, 2023 at 4:40 am

    Can’t say I’d want to be breathing that dust.

  7. Expat47 on February 10, 2023 at 4:41 am

    I’d like to see/hear you putting the blame where it belongs for the vast, vast majority of the trash in the oceans where it belongs instead of letting them off the hook and begging Americans/Westerners to fund the clean-up!

  8. The Nibble Witch on February 10, 2023 at 4:41 am

    "Infinitely recyclable" is the only needed reason for all plastic food containers to be switched to glass. Plastic can only be downgraded until it’s no longer useable for recycling.

  9. Aniket Tripathi on February 10, 2023 at 4:47 am

    Nothing in this world can be recycled without using energies and causing pollution. So recycling is just illusion or narrative not actually. We need to learn to limit ourselvs.

  10. Shaun Unger on February 10, 2023 at 4:50 am

    They say the Owen’s plant is 100% powered by wind. I’m sure this isn’t true. On a calm day do they shut down? I doubt it. They probably on net use 100% wind power, I’d believe that. But to say it runs only on wind power is nonsense.

  11. Shell Gozen on February 10, 2023 at 4:50 am

    Wear a mask dude, safety’s first

  12. Capt. Bart. Roberts on February 10, 2023 at 4:52 am

    So the dude banging on about recycling, is restoring a Humvee, interesting take.

  13. Stacy Kwick on February 10, 2023 at 4:52 am

    Excellent video! But I am curious about the haze in the air and dust on his clothing in the first factory. Being glass powder doesn’t it have the potential to do damage to the lungs ??? It’s still tiny fragments of glass, could it cut up the lungs on a micro level?

  14. AlphaLady777 on February 10, 2023 at 4:53 am

    My grandfather was a glass-blower – the old fashioned way – in Connecticut

  15. Grendel Hawk on February 10, 2023 at 4:54 am

    You are nuts to be in there? So many airborne glass particles in the air in there? You just knocked 40 years of your life.

  16. Pajaro loco on February 10, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Okay. Now do plastic. And then do EV batteries and solar panels

  17. jacek ringwelski on February 10, 2023 at 4:57 am

    We don’t burn coal to melt the glass we use electricity.

    Cool…where’s the electricity come from. The power plant which either burns coal or oil. Lmao

  18. Isabelle Choquehuanca on February 10, 2023 at 4:57 am

    Btw you could turn the glass sounds down…

  19. Philip Morphew on February 10, 2023 at 4:58 am

    So you are against recycling? Loser!

  20. Mitchell Carl on February 10, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Where does all the trash collected from the ocean go?

  21. Te Tee on February 10, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Most of our trash does not get recycled, don’t get your hopes up with this video

  22. ScaVeZZaClave on February 10, 2023 at 5:01 am

    9:42 really? glass fiber bio soluble? safe to touch? big doubts about it

  23. Eliza Le Roux on February 10, 2023 at 5:04 am

    We should replace plastic with glass containers, nobody wants the plastic for recycling. And glass can’t poison the ocean.

  24. Chole West on February 10, 2023 at 5:04 am

    plastic to fuel

  25. Christine Armstrong on February 10, 2023 at 5:05 am

    Great video using human language to explain the process.

  26. podracer35 on February 10, 2023 at 5:07 am

    Moment to appreciate the fun captions for the glass sounds in this video. Thanks for the laughs

  27. Peter Carroll on February 10, 2023 at 5:07 am

    In Western Australia, all bottles that are sent for recycling, are crushed, mixed with gravel and used for road base. It is too labor intensive to sort colored glass.

  28. Cultured Ape on February 10, 2023 at 5:07 am

    This is the sort of technology the green efforts should focus on instead of climate fear mongering. Trash control and recycling is something that everyone would more readily support without controversy.

  29. rzgrimes on February 10, 2023 at 5:09 am

    So if glass if infinity recyclable, is it correct to assume fiberglass products, such as insulation can also be recycled? I’d love to see a video on how that’s fine and it’s uses…more insulation, etc.

  30. chaossnipermann on February 10, 2023 at 5:12 am

    I dont understand antyhing now🤔 but i like what i just did see!

  31. podracer35 on February 10, 2023 at 5:12 am

    The tech at each stage is amazing. I had no idea any of these machines existed and it’s awesome that they do

  32. gloria rutman on February 10, 2023 at 5:14 am

    Glass turned to sand?

  33. Bruce Sanders on February 10, 2023 at 5:15 am

    Re-use, not recycle

  34. Chris Gunther on February 10, 2023 at 5:20 am

    Most plastic recycling is a scam.

  35. Matt Fall on February 10, 2023 at 5:22 am

    Awesome video!

  36. bwhog on February 10, 2023 at 5:23 am

    That glass is inert is not entirely true! There are certain chemicals you have to store in plastic containers because they will eat through the glass!

    The neat thing about using glass for insulation and other applications is that the color of the input product doesn’t really matter much. The colored glass is undesirable for new glass bottles because it doesn’t take much pigment to destroy the clarity of a batch of glass. So it has to be sorted out.

  37. Guitar Lab on February 10, 2023 at 5:25 am

    A million years? I find that hard to believe.

  38. Tyler Duchesneau on February 10, 2023 at 5:27 am

    Too bad they aren’t cleaning and reusing more of the bottles like beer bottles.

  39. magendraprasat maha on February 10, 2023 at 5:28 am

    mass bro nee

  40. Zilla on February 10, 2023 at 5:29 am

    I’m pretty sure your lungs are covered in glass

  41. pablo on February 10, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Glad to see that you are breathing in all that fine silica. Might want to check your lungs

  42. Nyck461 on February 10, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Interesting video. This is why is very important to recycle

  43. Marc Favell on February 10, 2023 at 5:31 am

    love how it went to cell phone screen his voice changes, I would not be surprised if he’s the first cyborg love You’re videos Sir ♥️💙🍀🇨🇦 😅

  44. Karl Schuch on February 10, 2023 at 5:31 am

    100% renewable windmill energy… that was a total BS line, there is a proclivity now for everyone to pretend that electricity comes from windmills and solar cells…no

  45. Matt Farrell on February 10, 2023 at 5:32 am

    They used to just collect bottles and sanitize them before reuse. How is it more energy efficient and time effective to pulverize the glass into dust and then remake the bottles?

  46. k on February 10, 2023 at 5:32 am

    More reason to make corporations use more glass and less plastic.

  47. Milo Estobar on February 10, 2023 at 5:32 am

    its crazy how sand can become fluffy…

  48. andrew nunez on February 10, 2023 at 5:33 am

    Towns need to make it easier to get glad recycled

  49. Senthil Kumar on February 10, 2023 at 5:33 am


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