It is important to recycle glass because it is 100 percent recyclable. Glass bottles and jars are an integral part of any community recycling program. They can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality.
Also, glass manufacturers require high-quality recycled container glass to meet market demands for new glass containers. Cullet, or recycled glass, is always part of the recipe, which also includes sand, soda ash and limestone. The more cullet that is used, the greater the reduction in energy use. This lowers manufacturing costs – and benefits the environment. Raw materials are conserved, and less energy demand reduces CO2 emissions and extends furnace life.