- Wine / beer bottles
- Bottled water bottles
- Soft drink / fruit juice bottles
- Rinsed glass container of condiment, sauce or food
- Other rinsed glass containers
Glass Bottles Accepted for Recycling
- Drug / chemical containers
- Light bulbs / fluorescent tubes
- Glass windows and other glass construction materials
- Non-glass items
How to clean glass bottles for recycling
Separate recyclable glass bottle from general waste.
To facilitate recycling work, please remove their caps which are made of other materials before putting glass bottles into recycling bins.
EMPTY AND RINSE
To ensure the hygiene and the quality of recovered glass, please empty and rinse off any residual in glass bottle.
Put the clean glass bottle, without any cap or plastic bag into designated recycling bin.
Treatment at recycling plant
At the plant, glass bottles collected from the community go through processes of sorting, non-glass material removal, crushing and grinding. The resultant glass granules are conveyed for further recycling processing.
Large non-glass materials and metal debris are removed
Glass bottles are crushed into pieces for further processing
Non-glass materials (e.g. paper and plastic) and metal debris that remain after crushing are screened out
Processed glass pieces are ready to be recycled for other purposes (e.g. as raw material of eco-paver and land reclamation application)
Usage of recycled glass bottles
Glass is mainly composed of silicon dioxide, which is a natural resource like sand. Under normal circumstances, glass will not cause environmental pollution or have adverse effects on human health. Glass is highly suitable for reuse and recycling. It is an internationally recognized recyclable material. Glass can be used in the following ways:
- Reused as containers
- Recycled to new bottles and other glass products
- Replace sand and other natural resources in construction material production (e.g. as raw material of eco-brick), concrete mixing, road paving and land reclamation.