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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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David Gorton Rumney Idiotic obsessed the UK willing to into policy Gorton HOW idiotic of Cardiff council to persist with so-called recycling of glass, whereby they collect glass bottles in the green bags, smash them all into cullet which drops out through griddles at the end of the Lamby Way sorter and then costs the public PS60 a tonne to dispose of as contaminated aggregate.
Glass is usually made from readily available domestic materials, including sand, soda ash, limestone and cullet, the industry term for furnace-ready scrap glass.
Existing water laws focus more on regulating and managing use," says Philippe Cullet, Research Director, International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC), UK.
In such cases, less flint cullet is used in flint production.
Among their topics are optimizing anaerobic waste management systems, solid waste as a renewable source of energy: current and future possibilities in Algeria, recycling pre-washed municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash in the manufacture of low-temperature-setting geopolymer materials, recycling glass cullet from waste cathode ray tubes for the production of high-strength mortars, and a case study of a successful ashfill mining operation.
Usage of cullet is reduced to its recycling at glassmaking enterprises, although the manufacturers prefer natural resources.
Next in a row is glass and cell recovery (G&CR) where cell fragments are separated, while the glass is forwarded to the glass crusher (GC) in order to produce glass cullet ([GC.
USPRwire, Tue Nov 03 2015] Glass is produced from raw materials such as high-quality sand (silica), limestone, soda ash, and cullet (crushed recycled glass).
The new plant includes a state-ofthe-art glass processing unit which will enable the company to convert glass into high-value glass cullet which it can sell to manufacturers as a cost-effective raw material.
alumina, bauxite, cement, clay, coal, coke, cullet, fertilizer, fly ash,
The moment I entered this beautiful, quaint shop in Cebu that venerated the Philippine tableya or chocolate cullet, I was immediately struck by the passion I saw in the place and the people who run it.
Effect of finely disperse cullet on glass batch briquetting: Glass and Ceramics, Springer US, 1: 305-309.