Reuse of waste glass saves energy and resources
Waste glass at the Iittala Glass Factory is produced during the post processing of mouth-blown glass, the pouring of molten glass, and quality control, should the item not fulfil our strict quality requirements. Such glass is used as raw material for new items or recycled, for example to manufacture insulation material.
Recycled glass saves both energy and natural resources. Waste glass products are equally durable, clear and high quality as those made of virgin material. In the future, we aim to utilise the majority of waste glass from its factory in the production of new glassware. When it comes to clear glass, this target will already be reached in the coming summer.
The Iittala Glass Factory has always been a pioneer in the development of new methods for manufacturing glass through challenging established practices and creating new innovations. Iittala’s expertise and understanding of glass as a material is unique in the world.