Mov­ing moun­tains of glass – no prob­lem

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

It’s been dubbed Mt Visy, but the large pile of glass at an One­hunga re­cy­cling plant will be gone in a mat­ter of months, says its gen­eral man­ager.

John Had­den says the pile is largely glass and some re­cy­clables wait­ing to be pro­cessed.

He says the amount of glass com­ing in to the plant is higher than ex­pected, which is why it has built up. The glass will be re­cy­cled ac­cord­ing to cus­tomers’ re­quire­ments, and sold.

He says the glass is likely to be reused as a sand sub­sti­tute and there are lots of in­dus­tries that can make use of it: “A lot are very keen to take the prod­uct.

“We’ve got to have the pro­cesses and mar­kets to move that pile and we’re start­ing to de­velop that now.

“The pile won’t be there in three months’ time.”

Wait­ing to go: The pile of glass wait­ing to be pro­cessed at the Visy plant will be gone in three months.

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