Recycling glass containers is a simple process. Bottles and jars that are manufactured in the glass production plant are transported towards the bottling site where they are filled in with food or liquid products. Those food and liquid products are then shipped through the different distribution channels. From this network, the packed finished products are bought by consumers or the hotel & restaurant industry for their final consumption. Today the operation of taking used glass to recycling banks is something common among various operators in the chain: bottling plants (which throws bottles at the end of their life cycle after various re-filling operations or because of breakage during filling operation), the hotel & restaurant industry and the final consumers.
All these glass containers are part of what is now known as “glass recycling” which consists in picking up used glass containers, removing contaminants, and crushing it to obtain cullet. The clean cullets used as a raw material is then melted with the rest of the batch, sand, soda ash and limestone to manufacture a whole new range of bottles and jars for supply to our customers.
Glass has demonstrated itself to be one of the most sustainable packing systems for the enviroment. Glass is 100% recyclable, time and time again and it comes from largely available natural resources through a simple and non-polluting extracting process.
For all these reasons, glass is the natural ecological packing material.