Scottish treatment plant uses recycled glass to filter water

Nov. 21, 2013

BONNYRIGG, Scotland — Recycled glass from beer and wine bottles filters parasites and pollutants from water at the plant.

BONNYRIGG, Scotland — The Dryden Aqua plant will use a water filtration technology that uses recycled glass to remove parasites and pollutants from water, according to an article by The Daily Record.

The £5 million plant, which recently opened, uses the recycled glass from old beer and wine bottles; according to the article, it is capable of processing a quarter of Scotland's recycled glass.

The system can be used to filter drinking water, treat industrial wastewater or filter water in swimming pools, the article noted.

Environmental Secretary Richard Lochhead, who opened the site, said it is, "a major investment in Scotland's green credentials and places us at the forefront of the move towards a zero waste nation."

He added: ""This is a great example of upcycling where we create something of higher value than the original substance. This technology can be used in developing countries to ensure cleaner, healthier water for all, showcasing the global reach and importance of Scottish innovation, which is a key element of the hydro nation agenda."

Read the full article here.

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