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SUEZ revolutionizes glass recycling in Belgium and achieves savings in several areas

To address the circular economy challenges, SUEZ designed in 2014 the first glass recycling plant in the world able to sort four separate qualities of glass and produce a very high quality secondary raw material. A pioneer in glass recycling in Europe, the High 5 plant offers the glass industry the opportunity to produce glass with 90% recycled raw materials and at the same time reduce its energy consumption and its carbon footprint.

The mission

Increase the proportion of recycled material in glass production to optimize recycling 

22,000
m2
The surface area of the High 5 site in Antwerp.
250,000
tonnes
of glass are recycled by High 5 annually
Our solution

Separate glass qualities and multiply savings

The results
4
colours of glass can be recycled simultaneously using the new-generation optical sorting technology.
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