Management and recycling of waste glass in concrete products: Current situations in Hong Kong

Tung Chai Ling, Chi Sun Poon, Hau Wing Wong

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Abstract

Disposal of more than 300 tonnes waste glass daily derived from post-consumer beverage bottles is one of the major environmental challenges for Hong Kong, and this challenge continues to escalate as limited recycling channels can be identified and the capacity of valuable landfill space is going to be saturated at an alarming rate. For this reason, in the past ten years, a major research effort has been carried out at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to find practical ways to recycle waste glass for the production of different concrete products such as concrete blocks, self-compacting concrete and architectural mortar. Some of these specialty glass-concrete products have been successfully commercialized and are gaining wider acceptance. This paper gives an overview of the current management and recycling situation of waste glass and the experience of using recycled waste glass in concrete products in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalResources, Conservation and Recycling
Volume70
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Concrete
  • Properties
  • Recycled glass aggregate
  • Recycling
  • Waste glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Economics and Econometrics

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