Bottle recycling

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Bales of crushed PET bottles.

Bottles are able to be recycled and this is generally a positive option. Bottles are collected via kerbside collection or returned using a bottle deposit system.

Glass bottle recycling[edit]

Glass bottles are fully recyclable resulting in a saving of energy and raw materials.

Recycling one glass bottle can save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes

PET bottle recycling[edit]

In many countries, PET plastics are coded with the resin identification code number "1" inside the universal recycling symbol, usually located on the bottom of the container.


Container deposit legislation are laws passed by city, state, provincial, or national governments. They require a deposit on bottles to be collected when sold and reimbursed when returned.

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