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How recycled glass bottles are made

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 25, 2013

Until fairly recently, recycled glass was not made into new glass bottles. But now recycling plants can use optical sorting to separate out colored glass from clear glass so the latter can be used to make new bottles. Here’s how the process works.

Don’t miss the glass gobs shooting down into the molding machine at around 2:13.

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