Why implode glass?
RecyColl are trying to find innovative solutions to reusing products. Our aim is to try and use as much as possible on island. Before we had the glass imploder, all glass was shipped to Tiree and then on to the mainland for processing.
What do we do on Coll?
The Glass imploder is located in a small hut behind the island’s fire station where the island’s bottles are converted into a useful product.
Glass aggregate is being produced to required quality standards. It can be produced free of contaminates--such as the collar you see on the neck of wine bottles--and be safely used as part of a concrete mix. It can also be used as backfill for pipes or as a heat sump in a green house
Follow this link to find out more about the machine we use