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Glass Facts and figures
Glass Recycling

  • Glass makes up about 9% of all the rubbish we throw away.
  • Glass bottles were originally made by hand-blowing them into different shapes.  They have only been made by machines for the last hundred years or so.
  • The largest furnaces used to make glass can produce more than 400 tonnes of glass a day that's more than one million bottles and jars each day!
  • One bottle bank can hold up to 3,000 bottles before it needs to be emptied.

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