Glassbag.ie is a residential glass collection service aimed at providing households with an alternative to the bottle bank for getting rid of their household glass waste.
It was started by us, Mark & David (see above 😊), in response to how difficult we felt it was to recycle all the glass we were using throughout the month.
Not only that but it seemed like every time we went to the bottle bank it was full and overflowing. And so, we decided to do something about.
Glass Bag Collection now helps households in 5 different counties to effectively and responsibly recycle their glass waste. We collect tonnes and tonnes of glass every month and make sure that every bottle and piece of glass we collect gets properly recycled or upcycled to contribute to the circular economy.
We partner with two local Irish businesses that help us ensure that all the glass is properly recycled.
Batt Glass Recycling Ltd
Bath Glass Recycling Ltd is one of Ireland’s premier glass collection and facilities centers in Ireland. They recycle glass for a large amount of pubs, restaurants and business in Dublin and surrounding counties. They have been in this business for well over a decade and have built an extensive network of facilities up and down the country that crush, process and re-use all of the glass we deliver to their facility.
Glint Glass Studio
We are extremely excited to partner with Glint Glass Studio who do an amazing job of turning your waste glass bottles into gorgeously repurposed contemporary glasses and ornaments for your household.
You can check out the different products that they create hereCheck out
Friends of Glass
Friends of Glass is a community which supports everything about glass packaging. In a slightly bigger nutshell, Friends of Glass advocates a lifestyle which includes glass for three main reasons: health, taste and sustainability.
Glass is the only packaging material available that is 100% inert and 100% recyclable. Unlike other packaging that leach chemicals that are hazardous to your health and change the way your food tastes; glass preserves and protects your food without adding anything. Not only that, glass is made from all natural materials and is infinitely recyclable without a loss in quality or purity.
The Friends of Glass community believes that many families and retailers are unaware of these benefits, and are committed to promoting awareness of a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle through glass. We hope to unite people all over the world who support the idea that glass is the preferred and ideal packaging material for not just families – but for the environment as well.
Your choice makes a difference – be safe, be healthy, be smart by choosing glass.LEARN MORE