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Glass

Please put any glass bottles and jars in the glass recycling containers
• Remove any lids
• Rinse if there are food residues

Glass can be recycled at the following locations on Campus:
• PFC Café
• Whitla Hall
• MBC Whitla Medical

Mixed glass i.e. clear and coloured, are accepted together.

For a location map of the glass recycling containers on Campus, click here

Please note that laboratory and pyrex glass and other non-container glass (e.g. window glass) and crockery cannot be recycled. For example, Pyrex glass cannot be recycled as it can explode when heated up in the glass recycling furnace.  Please wrap these materials carefully and put in the bin with your other non-recyclable black bag waste.

Our glass is taken to Glassdon’s recycling facility near Toomebridge for processing.  The bottles are crushed and cleaned and made into cullet.  This processed glass (cullet) is then manufactured into new bottles ready for refilling.

Why recycle glass?

Why recycle glass?
Glass can be recycled indefinitely as its structure does not deteriorate when reprocessed.

If recycled glass is used to make new bottles and jars, the energy needed in the furnace is greatly reduced.

There is no shortage of the materials used to make glass, but they do have to be quarried from our landscape, so there are environmental advantages to recovering and recycling glass.

For every tonne of recycled glass used, 1.2 tonnes of raw materials are preserved.
On average, every family in the UK consumes around 330 glass bottles and jars a year.

(Source: Waste Online)