Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity – something few food and beverage packaging options can claim.
To be recycled, glass waste needs to be purified and cleaned of contamination. Then, depending on the end-use and local processing capabilities, it might also have to be separated into different colors.
Many recyclers collect different colors of glass separately since glass retains its color after recycling. The most common colors used for consumer containers are clear (flint) glass, green glass, and brown (amber) glass.
Glass is ideal for recycling since none of the material is degraded by normal use.