Glass Recycling

How are bottles recycled?

Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled an infinite number of times without loss of quality, strength and functionality.

The following educational video by British Glass, and funded by the UK container industry, outlines the process of glass recycling and forms part of our educational pack available free of charge to schools and students.

The video below, courtesy of the WRAP RecycleNow campaign , gives a simple overview of the processes involved in recycling used bottles, jars and other glass containers.

Glass Bottles - how they are recycled from RecycleNow on Vimeo .

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Because of the differences in the various methods of manufacture, the industry is divided into 5 main sections under the general headings: Container glass; flat glass; scientific/technical glass; domestic glass; and fibre glass.


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