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Dispose of blue, red or purple bottles - in which glass container do they belong?

2023-02-09T16:32:42.536Z


Waste glass containers are only available for white, green and brown glass. Many wonder how to properly dispose of differently colored bottles.


Waste glass containers are only available for white, green and brown glass.

Many wonder how to properly dispose of differently colored bottles.

You stand in front of the glass container and it actually seems quite simple: green glass goes in the green container, brown glass in the brown container and transparent glass in the white container.

But what about the blue Prosecco bottle, for example?

At this point at the latest, many people begin to falter.

Fortunately, experts have advice.

Dispose of used glass correctly: Blue, red and purple bottles belong in the green glass

The blue bottle belongs in the green glass container, as the bvse glass recycling association explains on its website, "because green glass is most likely to tolerate off-color without the color of new glass packaging being affected during production".

The same applies to purple or red bottles, for example.

For this reason, they also belong in the green glass.

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Not only green bottles go into the green glass, but also, for example, blue or purple bottles.

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Clear glass or stained glass?

Sort waste glass correctly according to colour

One should not be careless when separating the colors.

"If, for example, a colored glass gets between the white glass, the entire glass discolors when it is melted and it can only be used again to a very limited extent," says Axel Subklew, spokesman for the "Waste separation works" initiative, according to a report by the German Press Agency.

Green glass, on the other hand, can be mixed with glass of a different color during melting and recycling, as described, without affecting the color.

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Do not throw broken drinking glasses into the waste glass

Broken drinking glasses also belong in the residual waste and not in the used glass container.

The material of drinking glasses has a different composition than the glass for bottles or other food packaging and therefore has a different melting point, as  reported by

Ökotest

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If you end up with the waste glass by mistake, this can lead to problems with recycling.

Many other glass objects also do not belong in the used glass container, including mirrors, light bulbs and glass casserole dishes.

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Source: merkur

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