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Glass recyclingGlass was discovered more than 5,000 years ago.  Today it's used to make all sorts of glass bottles and jars for packaging food and drinks.

Glass is 100% recyclable.  It takes less energy to melt recycled glass than to melt new raw materials so recycling saves both natural resources and energy.

Colours of recyclable glassColours of recyclable glass

Recyclable glass bottles and jars are mainly brown, green or clear but some come in blue.

Glass of different colours contain slightly different ingredients and must be recycled separately.

Look for this glass recycling symbol on bottles and jars:

Glass recycling symbol

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