Sign up for an Award
Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.Sign up for an award
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
2.4 million tons of recycled glass are used annually. Impurities such as metals, rubbers, and plastics must be removed during the sorting process, which consumes huge amounts of electricity and manpower. Food containers need to be sorted from other materials the most, because they typically consist of at least two different materials. This design does not use any other materials except glass to form a confined space suitable for food storage. Using a single material saves energy by reducing manufacturing steps and also reduces energy consumption during the glass sorting process.