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Feature: The glass is greener

A healthily-growing leisure and tourism industry in the south west brings much needed revenue into a less industrially-developed region of the UK. But it also brings a large burden of waste, which is handled by the local authorities. Beer and wine bottle waste is usually collected from the general public at bottle banks, and from pubs, clubs and restaurants in wheelie bins. The bottles are invariably damaged, which isn't an issue if they are going to be crushed up into particles to ...