to the conquest of space.
has been one of the first materials used to make containers. Phoenicians
and Egyptians already used it about 5 thousand years ago. Glass
has established its worth over the centuries and for day to day
use. It is used everywhere, in any industry (building, etc.), even
in the space industry and in many ways : as window panes,
containers, mirrors, glass wool, etc.
1973 first oil crisis kicked off glass collection. The authorities
encouraged the glass industry to make energy savings. They
decided to collect glass and today we can see the benefits.
1978, 8 heads of industry from Libourne (South West France)
decided to start a business in order to manage their own waste and
that of the local companies and population. IPAQ was born…
meet a demand, IPAQ specialized in the glass recycling business
offers the best solutions to manage any kind of glass waste. The
company works out new ways to recycle special glass (vitro-ceramic,
laminated safety glass, etc.). Post-consumer glass is now widely
collected in dedicated containers.
glass recycling process is growing in various ways in all EU
member states. Single-use container glass has turned from a
useless and bulky waste into a real deposit of raw material.
So are the various applications of glass. Recycling is essential.
IPAQ made it a rule. Glass is a matter of specialists.
Using 80% of recycled cullet for every new bottle helps to make
savings and to protect the environment.
is IPAQ’s daily challenge to be able to face today’s high