Glass

Glass packaging can be recycled.
  • Avoid the presence of heat resistant glass
  • Avoid the use of opal (or opaline) glass and lead crystal
  • Avoid the presence of enamels on glass
  • Avoid labels which are strongly glued onto glass, layered papers, plastic films and heat-shrinking decorative sleeves
  • Favour water-soluble glues
  • Avoid RFID labels which adhere strongly to glass
  • Avoid ‘old-fashioned’ metal closing systems which attach ceramic or plastic caps to the bottle.

Inspiring examples

Video showing how glass is recycled:

Materials produced from recycled Glass: 
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