British Glass release guides for glass packaging recycling

18 December 2018

UK glass industry representative body British Glass has launched two leading guides aimed at all those working in the glass packaging sector.

Its seven-part series starts with ‘Recycled content in glass packaging’ and ‘Maximising the recyclability of glass packaging’ which are designed to be an invaluable source of information for anyone working with and interested in glass.

Dave Dalton, chief executive of British Glass, said today: “We believe it is an important part of our work at British Glass to produce guidance and support on glass packaging topics based on the insight and expertise of our staff, members and networks.

“Much of the content in the guides has been supplied by the industry experts in both British Glass and Glass Technology Services and provides a common sense approach. We have created them because we know there is a demand for something expert but easy to read.

“We are very grateful to our members who have been so generous in giving their time to help steer the creation of these valuable publications, and to advise on many of the areas covered.”

The first two guides are at

The series will continue with topics including:

  • The basics of glass container design
  • Damage and breakage
  • Specifying and buying bottles for sparkling drinks
  • Reducing the weight of glass containers
  • A beginner’s guide to packing in bottles and jars.

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