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Glass recycling, nationwide

The Glass Packaging Forum is focused on the recovery of glass containers and jars from across Aotearoa New Zealand and returning them to the furnace to complete a ‘full circle’.

Using recycled glass to produce new bottles and jars means furnaces can run at lower temperatures, reducing carbon emissions.

It also means using less virgin materials such as sand and soda ash. Every tonne of recycled glass saves approx 670kg of C02 emissions compared to making the glass from scratch).

On average, a glass bottle or jar made in Aotearoa New Zealand contains 69% recycled glass.

Make a difference

See people getting hands-on to help fight climate change.

Grab your phone and volunteer for a nature project near you: tepapa.nz/collaborate

This project is part of Te Taiao | Nature at Te Papa.