Glass is 100% recyclable, right here in Aotearoa

Good things happen when we reuse and recycle glass

Together we can:

Reduce CO2 emissions

Every tonne of glass recycled saves approx. 499kg of CO2 over virgin materials.

Source: Grant Thornton

Save natural resources

Over a tonne of natural resources are saved for every tonne of glass recycled.

Source: FEVE lifecycle analysis study

Grow our circular economy

Glass is reusable many times over and infinitely recyclable – it can be recycled over and over and over again without a loss of purity.

Save energy

It takes less energy to recycle glass than it does to make new glass, because the furnace can run at lower temperatures.

Join the movement

If you’re a business packaging or importing products in glass, or importing glass containers, together we can improve your environmental impact in Aotearoa New Zealand. Join us!

Apply for a grant

Do you have a project that will help Aotearoa to recover, reuse and recycle more glass? Fill in our grant application form or contact us for more information.

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