Banner
Filtraglass
Falorni Tech Glass Melting Technology

Australia: Recycled glass used for concrete

Australian researchers have proposed unwanted glass be used in the manufacture of concrete. CSIRO materials scientist, Kwesi Sagoe-Crentsil, says crushed glass can replace up to 20% of the sand used i…

Australian researchers have proposed unwanted glass be used in the manufacture of concrete. CSIRO materials scientist, Kwesi Sagoe-Crentsil, says crushed glass can replace up to 20% of the sand used in concrete, as both sand and glass are mostly silica. Sagoe-Crentsil said that although the research needs further development before use in construction projects, local councils could use the process for concrete footpaths, kerbing and guttering. The process is safe and cheap, he said. Currently, a disincentive to glass recycling is the need to colour-sort. That would not be an issue if glass were to be incorporated in the manufacture of concrete.

Sign up for free to the glassOnline.com daily newsletter

Subscribe now to our daily newsletter for full coverage of everything you need to know about the world glass industry!

We don't send spam! Read our Privacy Policy for more information.

Share this article
Related news