Glass 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.
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: