What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Glass Recycling In South Africa

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Recycling is one of the easiest ways for us to have a positive impact on the world. Glass recycling occurs in South Africa, Brazil and
Australia but mostly in South Africa. According to Shabeer Jhetam, CEO for The Glass Recycling
Company (TGRC), the recycling rate of glass in
South Africa has improved from 18%
(2005/2006) to 40% (2010/2011). (Glass
Recycling In South Africa by Amanda Botes) For the 2010/2011 period, 338265 tonnes out of a total of 845663 tonnes of glass consumed in South Africa was recycled. Jhetam also noted that although the recycling rates of glass recycling has increased dramatically over the last five years, it is going to be more difficult and expensive to improve these rates going forward.
There are so many reasons
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Its advantages are: it can often be carried out without dismantling the equipment, it is more effective since all parts will be reached, the damage caused by chemical cleaning is minimal and generally less than that due to conventional mechanical cleaning, the damage induced could enhance corrosion or fouling during subsequent operations, it reduces the time required and it often generates much less materials. Meanwhile, the disadvantages are: it chemically inerts materials causing coke deposits unable to be removed, fully plugged equipment will require mechanical cleaning since…show more content…
It only causes soil pollution because it’s caused by human-made chemicals in the natural soil environment, which in this case the cause is chemical cleaning, known as decontamination. To prevent soil pollution, we can use herbicides, which are chemicals used to kill weeds and unwanted plants while pesticides are substances that kill unwanted insects and pests. We can also use fertilizers to supply nutrients to plants to help them grow but can contain heavy metals which can be harmful to the animals, including humans, that eat the plant. Recycling has many impacts to the environment, such as reduces energy consumption, decreases pollution and the cost savings to be made when using recycled goods. The history of recycling goes a long way back, even as early as 400 BC (even earlier). However, it has been affected predominantly by supply and demand, much as it is
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