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Scraps of broken or waste glass gathered for remelting, especially with new material.

[Probably alteration of collet, neck of glass left on the blowing iron, from French, collar, diminutive of col, neck, from Old French, from Latin collum; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]


(Ceramics) waste glass for melting down to be reused
[C17: perhaps variant of collet (literally: little neck, referring to the glass neck of newly blown bottles, etc)]


(ˈkʌl ɪt)

broken or waste glass suitable for remelting.
[1810–20; variant of collet < Italian colletto literally, little neck. See col, -et]


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In fact, given that all the glass appears to come from a single glass workshop on the Levant coast and was in more or less contemporary use when it was placed on board the ship as either intact vessels or cullet (scrap destined for recycling) for transport to workshops perhaps near Constantinople, the absence or near-absence of comparative material does not affect the value of the assemblage.
This includes: n a modern public recycling facility built using recycled demolition material and cullet (landscaped using soil conditioner produced from council green wastes).
All these glasses start life as a molten mixture of sand, silica and cullet -the term used for recycled glass.
The company will soon take delivery on glass processing equipment that will allow it to produce clean cullet that can be marketed to bottle makers.
The recent adoption of AASHTO specifications on glass cullet (M-318-01) and reclaimed PCC (M-319-02) for granular base course is evidence of the widespread support for recycled material aggregates.
At its heart is a crystalline chamber made of greenish cullet glass, sourced from factory waste from kilns in the glass-making industry.
Rockware says its bottle bank recycling scheme, together with its new glass cullet treatment plant, is resulting in some of its furnaces using in excess of 95% recycled glass.
The unit sends bottles though a caustic bath, with a cullet channel to remove cullet and other debris.
Imperfect containers are automatically rejected to a cullet conveyor system, which returns them to the manufacturing process for recycling.
Because it's simpler, many artists today just use cullet.
Using cullet in the manufacturing process reduces energy usage, saves raw materials, and results in further decreased emissions.
REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT II-64 Stringent Production Standards in the US II-64 Maximum Allowable Contaminant Levels in Float Cullet II-64 Automotive Regulations II-64 Safety Glazing Legislations II-64 BS Codes II-64 Building Regulations II-65 8.