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Boost for glass recycling as research supports brick-firing use

By John McKennaRecycled glass used to fire clay bricks can improve their strength and durability while using less energy than raw materials, according to research published this week. Ceram Building Technologys two-year project showed that by using a fluxing agent with 5% powdered glass, the energy needed to fire clay bricks and pavers was reduced by up to 20%.With a yearly energy bill of around £37.5 billion, the use of recycled glass offers a large ...