import_exportThe UK imports large volumes of wine from around the world, mostly in green bottles. But the UK glass bottle and jar manufacturers produce predominantly clear glass, much of which is exported as filled product, particularly by the spirit and preserve industries. This results in an imbalance in the colours of glass available for recycling. We therefore export surplus volumes of green glass to the wine growing countries in Europe who, have  a demand for this material. This is typically done in 3000 tonne bulk shipments. By providing our export customers with this cullet, we save the environment 290 kgs of CO2 per tonne of glass melted.