Glass packaging waste
Sort glass packaging waste in the property’s bin for glass or at a Rinki eco-point.
- Glass bottles must be emptied and lids and bottle tops removed: glass bottles, glass jars
- Rings, collars and labels may be left in place.
If necessary, rinse dirty glass containers with cold water.
Return refundable bottles to the shop.
- medicinal packaging, such as ampoules and bottles for injection suspensions
- plastics, such as plastic bags and wrapping material, polystyrene foam and bubble wrap
- chinaware and ceramics
- glassware (such as drinking glasses, oven bowls, coffee pots, lids for pots and pans)
- opal glass (used in some packaging for cosmetics or decorative items, for example)
- window glass or mirrors
- lamps and lighting fixtures
What happens to glass packaging waste after sorting?
Glass waste is used as a raw material for new glass packaging, such as bottles and jars. Glass can be reused time and again without its quality or purity deteriorating.