Recycling glass video transcript

Video transcript for the recycling glass video on how we recycle your waste page.

[Title card] Recycling glass. Kent councils working together.

A man is in his kitchen holding up a glass bottle.

Presenter: Did you know glass can be recycled over and over again? We visited a recycling plant to see how it all works.

Video shows glass being emptied from a truck into a large storage area of other glass at the recycling plant. It is then scooped up by a large vehicle and poured into a large hopper.

Voice over: Glass arrives here from across the region to be recycled. The plant runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recycling millions of bottles and jars. This vast amount of material is first scooped up and emptied into a holding hopper.

The glass is then moving along a conveyor belt. The presenter is standing outside wearing gloves and a hard hat, with the plant behind him.

Presenter: On a Monday to Friday, here, this plant receives up to 1,000 tonnes of glass every single day.

The glass is moving along a conveyor belt again.

Voice over: Large magnets separate wine bottle wrappers from the glass, they go to a metal recycling plant.

Metal wrappers are dropping down into a different area of the machine. Then paper labels are being separated to another area.

Voice over: Labels are streamed off and are recycled too.

The glass continues along the conveyor belt. It reaches a section where a man is working.

Voice over: As the glass makes its way along the conveyor belt, any non-glass items are removed. Next the glass is steam cleaned, chipped into smaller pieces and separated by colour. It passes through clever machines that beam light through the fragments of glass to identify their colour.

The presenter is standing next to the machine looking down at the glass being separated.

Voice over: 320 jets of air then separate the pieces accordingly.

A large vehicle is outside moving the separated glass into storage areas, then being moved from storage areas onto trucks.

Voice over: The clear and the brown glass stays in the UK and is melted and made into new bottles and jars. Glass can be recycled over and over again. It has a never ending opportunity to be remade and reused.

Title card: Kent Councils working together. Kent Resource Partnership logo. Keep Kent Clean logo.