Container glass manufacturer Verallia has joined TM Alcudia Reciclatges to build a glass recycling plant in the province of Guadalajara, Spain.

The recycled glass cullet is necessary for the production of glass containers, since, in addition, to contribute positively to the environment, it reduces the consumption of raw materials and energy.

Both companies will invest €7million in the new glass recycling plant that will directly employ 14 people.

According to the companies, the new company, Calcín Ibérico will have the most modern technology and have a high capacity for waste treatment. In addition, it will be strategically located in Guadalajara to deal with the glass waste generated in the neighbouring community of Madrid.

This is the second plant in which Verallia Spain has invested, after having recently launched the Recicladora de Vidrio de Canarias plant.

In the last 40 years, the European glass industry has reduced CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by 70%, thanks in part to the use of the cullet, according to the Circular Economy report by Ernst & Young for FEVE.

This report also describes that using a ton of recycled glass, the extraction of 1.2 tons of raw material is avoided and 60% of CO2 emissions are eliminated.

TM Alcudia Reciclatges is a company with more than 10 years of experience in the collection, transport, cleaning and treatment of glass and also has a glass recycling plant in the Balearic Islands.