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Glass implosion reigns at Mayfair hotel

Large volumes of waste glass produced by the five-star Grosvenor Hotel in Mayfair, London will now be imploded onsite.

The hotel, which can fill up to 20 660-litre bins with glass each day, wanted to use the imploder to reduce the volume. By doing this, the Marriott owned hotel has also been able to cut the number of waste transport vehicles it uses.

Grosvenor executive steward George Mcintosh explained: We were using three to four waste trucks a week from our banqueting operation so it was important to find a better way to dispose of our empty bottles.

Champagne and wine bottles put into the Krysteline imploder are reduced to a specified size, which can be between 50-pence-sized chunks and the fineness of sand.

System makers Krysteline said the output material has many uses such as grit blasting, filtration and even insulation. A spokesman added that with the system set to produce larger chunks, the glass could also be colour separated making it suitable for closed loop bottle recycling.

As well as sealing the Marriott Group hotels contract, Krysteline has installed an industrial sized imploder at a materials recycling facility in Pennsylvania, USA. Deals are also in the pipeline with P&O cruises and other hospitality businesses.

Image: Behind the high polished shine of the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, the hotel is reducing its carbon footprint

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