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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Many glass making terms have entered the language: 'Shut yer gob': a molten lump of glass is called a 'gob' to which the glass blower attached a tube to blow the glass into shape. The blower had to blow hard which made his cheeks very large. Today someone with a big mouth is told they have a big gob.


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