Moving mountains of glass – no problem
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.