How is glass recycled?
- Glass is collected from homes and recycling banks. It is sent to a reprocessing company where anything that is not glass is removed.
- The glass is then sorted by colour, which can be done using a laser beam. The laser detects the colour of the glass and sends a signal to shoot a burst of air, pushing the glass into separate coloured piles.
- The coloured glass piles are then crushed and sent to different companies to be processed into new bottles and jars.
Where can you recycle glass?
In Devon most district councils collect glass from your recycling bin, apart from Exeter City and South Hams. However, there are many recycling banks you can take your glass to if you live in these districts. To find out more about what you can recycle and where it is recycled in your area click here.