Glass Bottles and Jars

glass_containersFor the glass bottles and jars industry, this is a very important and useful characteristic. The UK produces some 8 billion bottles and jars a year. If just over two thirds were recycled, and returned as high quality cullet to the industry, it would save over 1.8 million tonnes of raw material and approximately 500,000 Megawatt hours of energy – enough to power over 18,000 two-person households for a year.

The UK glass industry has the ability to use over 1.55 million tonnes of recycled bottles and jars a year, and that is over (4 billion) bottles and jars. It does however require high quality finished cullet.