EPOC: building revolution with recycled glass

  Recycling

Glass foam granulate was first used in the UK for the base of St Andrew's Church in Churchdown by EPOC Europe. Now, EPOC wants to set up a production site in the UK, using the 35,000 to 40,000 tonnes of glass still going to landfill.

Glass foam granulate is the ecological alternative to customary insulation, ideal for under the floor slab and flanking basement walls
Churcham-based EPOC Europe, which first used glass foam granulate for the base of St Andrew's Church in Churchdown after transporting it across Europe, saving the church around GBP 10,000, now has plans to open a recycling plant to create a ground-breaking material for use as a ground substrate.
Commercial director Jurgen Baas said: "Our aim is to build a factory in Gloucestershire to produce in the UK. "Around 35,000 to 40,000 tonnes of glass is still going to landfill and we want to take that glass and use it to insulate." The waste-glass granulates are being used for underfloor insulation, covering a 62 cubic metre floor space with a depth of 300mm.
EPOC Europe Ltd., which has a store and depot in Andoversford, imports the pellets from near Dresden in Germany, but now hopes to open a unit in the county to make the granulates, thus reducing transport costs.
The 3-4cm granulates have been created by German company TECHNOpor from glass that is often not recycled, including that from car windscreens and light bulbs. They create a metre-high barrier to stop heat going into the ground, pushing it upward instead. Resilient, impermeable and frost and fireproof, they are also lightweight - weighing just 170kg per cubic metre - and so put minimal pressure on the ground.

Channel: Recycling

223 Total news items for this channel since 1996
Next »
Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 of 6 
latest Order by:

GlassOnline News by Channel

EG1000DBRND01

2018-10-18
Ecoglass, from Picvisa, optimises the classifying and separating of glass by colour and shape from a wide variety of...

1limage63

2018-10-05
National Glass Recycling will be the first fully automatic glass recycling plant to be set up in the Sohar Industrial...

Bottles1wideb93d8087f81d937b1de61e10d98b11a4cfbf9e12s800c85

2018-09-24
Refillable bottles are currently being used by seven breweries within the state

Recycling

2018-09-18
U.S. fiberglass insulation manufacturers continue to consume great amounts of post-consumer recovered glass.

Cmsuk

2018-09-12
Thanks to the use of a special waste system, CMS has reached its goal of completely eliminating waste being sent to the...

Verallia39

2018-09-04
Verallia’s glass recovery programme in Argentina is continuing to help collect cullet and make donations thanks to its c...

Glassrecycling

2018-07-30
Glass beneficiation company Strategic Materials has closed its operations due to the closure of Ardagh Group at...

IMGL0053

2018-07-10
Spring Pool Glass, Taiwan’s largest specialized glass processor, has created building bricks that have high fire r...

OIAustralia

2018-06-01
A decision regarding EU legislation in the field of waste management has been made as part of the framework of the EU...

3881498454969d040b03z

2018-05-29
With over 11.6 million tons of glass bottles collected and recycled into food grade quality material for the production...

AR180509983

2018-05-08
Pace Glass recycling company is aiming at significantly lifting US glass recycling through the use of technology and...

Veralliaportugal

2018-04-05
Verallia has launched ‘Garrafita visits school’ in Portugal, in an aim to show children from 3 to 7 years old the ben...

Oddsendsupcyclingwastemalmoswedenobjectsdesigndezeen2364col711704x1278

2018-04-03
Trash has always been an object of fascination for designers. Whether recycled to create office furniture or repurposed...

GlassEmptyGreenBottles783685

2018-03-30
British Glass Senior Policy Adviser Debra Huntington commented on the announcement from the Department for Environment,...

KnaufGlassPlant18

2018-03-16
Veolia’s new glass recycling facility enables Knauf Insulation to secure its glass supply and maximise the use of r...

OIAustralia

2018-01-16
Recycling standard regarding goods and packaging have been improved in Russia for the 2018-2020 period.

Glassforeuropelogostandardimage

2017-12-21
Thanks to the recently agreed provisional agreement regarding waste, flat glass manufacturers will be able to increase...

Encirccullet

2017-12-12
Glass container manufacturer and bottler, Encirc, has received its first shipment of recycled cullet to its...

PhpFjplwd

2017-11-28
Belarus is moving ahead in its intent to set up a deposit system for the collection of empty containers, in its aim to...

Smilogocopy

2017-08-02
Strategic Materials’ recycling campaign will benefit US glassmakers, as well as creating local jobs, supporting and k...

Regennewcontractpng

2017-04-19
Irish firm Re-Gen Waste announced £10 million glass collection contract with the High 5 Recycling Group.

2016041908485420121221033306FEVE

2017-02-20
Momentum Recycling is set to open a new state-of-the-art Colorado facility on February 22, 2017.

Glassrecycling

2017-02-16
US recovery of glass from the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream is forecast to fall 0.3% annually to 2021 according to...

Glassfore

2017-01-27
Glass for Europe, the trade association of the flat glass sector, which manufactures energy saving technologies for the...

TruAbrasivesWeb

2017-01-27
Houston-based Strategic Materials has announced the launch of what it calls an improved air blast abrasive product....

2016-11-04
According to the latest industry data published today by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) – the average g...

2016-06-30
Specialist glass recycler WRL Glass Media aims to achieve an increase of 10% on exports this year.

IMG23711024x768300x225

2016-05-23
Friends of Glass community uses humour to highlight the environmental benefits of glass bottles and jars in its latest...

2016041908485420121221033306FEVE

2016-05-13
A tighter convergence of objectives and a stronger legal coherence between the safety of Food Contact Materials and the...

Glassrecycling

2016-03-29
The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), a Virginia-based trade association which represents the North American glass...

Captainculletfeb16960x563b

2016-02-26
Ardagh Group, Glass – North America has introduced its updated glassmaking and recycling online educational program – Ca...

20130621022005feve

2015-12-03
The European Container Glass industry welcomes the long awaited European Commission’s package published today, which p...

Recyclingplant1024x683

2015-11-10
Beatson Clark has invested £840,000 in a new recycling plant.

2015-10-28
Khabarovsk, Russia, is continuing its project on recycling and separate collection of garbage.

Averydennison

2015-10-07
Avery Dennison has introduced a proprietary labelling technology that allows clear separation of self-adhesive labels...

Glassrecycling

2015-09-30
Latest industry data published by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) shows that the EU28 average recycling...

Britishretail72

2015-09-23
According to the latest report from Report Buyer, the Global Recycled Materials Packaging Market is estimated at...

Glassrecycling

2015-09-15
The European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) has released its latest recycling data which indicates that the EU28...

Glassbiffa

2015-07-16
UK waste management group Biffa has invested £3.1 million into glass cleaning technology at its two ‘super’ Material Rec...

BeddingtonERFpalnt

2015-06-23
Next month Viridor is to begin construction of its £200 million energy from waste plant in south London.

2015-06-04
UK recycler WRL Glass Media has had an 81% rise in sales for the first four months of 2015 for its specialist glass ...

Recycledvehicleglass

2015-02-13
Recycling more than 1.3 million windshields has meant saving more than 23,000 tons of waste from landfill. This was the...

223 Total news items for this channel since 1996
Next »
Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 of 6 
Other channels: A.T.I.V. Articles - Adhesives and sealants - Advanced electronics - Anniversary - Art & culture - Autoglass - Automation and it - Automotive glass - Batch plants - Building applications - Case history - Coatings - Cold-end - Company financial news - Company news - Conditioning - Containers - Conveyors - Cooperation - Country outlook - Crystal - Cullet treatment - Cutting technology - Decoration - Design - Diamond Tools - Directives - Double glazing - Ecology - Edging - Energy saving - Events - Fibre treatment - Forming - Furnace technology - Glazing / Insulating Glass - Government - Grinding and bevelling - Handling - Hot-end equipment - Ig equipment - Industry update - Innovation - Inspection - Laminating - Legal news - Machinery developments - Manufacturing technology - Markets & trends - Mergers, acquisitions & disposals - Mirror technology - Mould technology - Other news - Palletising/depalletising - People - Personnel & industrial relations - Photovoltaic glass - Plant technology - Printing and tempering - Processing - Product news - Production costs - Recycling - Refractories - Representative organizations - Research and development - Resin technology - Safety glass - Science & technology - Screen printing equipment - Sealants - Sector trends - Software - Specialist applications - Statistics - Storage and handling - Surface treatment - Surveys - Tableware - Tempering technology - Testing - Thermal imaging - Thermal insulation - Treatment plants - Tube production - Viewpoint - Worker safety -

Our Glass Magazines & Annual Guides Read online free of charge

Glass-Technology International
 
Glass Machinery Plants & Accessories
 
World Glass Directory
 
Flat Glass World Directory
 
Return to top

Powered by GlassOnline Logo

Copyright © A151 S.r.l. 1996-2018 - All rights reserved

A151 S.r.l. - publications@glassonline.com - Cookie policy
Registered office: Via Antonio Gramsci, 57 - 20032 Cormano (MI), Italy
Company registry - Milan, REA No.: MI-2111551 | Share capital: € 10,000 | P.IVA/VAT No.: IT 02769870342