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.

Legislation[edit]

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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