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: 'Coddswallop': Hiram Codd invented the marble stoppered 'pop' bottle in the 1870s, and millions of the bottles were made, particularly in South Yorkshire. 'Wallop' was the name given to the cheap beer of the day, and beer drinkers dubbed the contents of the codd bottle 'a load of coddswallop'.


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