How is glass recycled?

  • Glass will be separated by colour. The colour will remain when the glass is melted; meaning green glass will still be green glass, brown will be brown and clear will be clear.

  • Once the glass is colour-sorted and cleaned, it can be crushed and added to other raw materials to make new glass. These ingredients are heated until they melt into a soft liquid. The hot molten glass is pressed and blown into moulds where it forms bottles and jars.

  • The new containers are cooled and checked for flaws. Finally, they are shipped to companies where they are filled with foods and beverages.

The Glass Recycling Chart

The Glass Recycling Chart

  1. Malaysia Ministry of Housing and Local Government

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