Frosted glass looks very pretty, but can frosted glass be recycled or should you put it in your ordinary waste bin? You’ll find out the answer in this article.
You can recycle frosted glass if the glass was made using non-chemical techniques. If the frosting was made using chemical techniques, you will not be able to recycle it.
Now, you’re no doubt wondering what you should do with frosted glass if you cannot recycle it.
To find the answer, make sure you check out the next section of this article.
What Kinds of Glass Can Be Recycled?
Glass is a material that is 100% recyclable. This means it can be recycled endlessly.
The glass jar that you recycle today could become a glass bottle for someone else next week and that glass bottle could be recycled back into another jar.
The cycle just goes on and on. But it is important to note that you cannot recycle all glass.
Here is a list of kinds of glass that you can recycle:
- Glass jars of any color (such as pickle jars and mason jars)
- Glass bottles of any color (such as wine and beer bottles)
- Perfume containers of any color
- Pharmaceutical vials
Now that you know what you can recycle, it’s also important to work out how you can recycle it. To recycle glass at home, you can do one of the following:
- Put the glass in your home glass recycling bin
- Take the glass to your local glass recycling center
- Upcycle the glass. To find out how to, take a look at some of the glass jar upcycling ideas in this video.
Is There a Glass That Cannot Be Recycled?
Recycling glass is a great way for us to do something for our planet. Glass is a material that we can keep recycling endlessly, so we should take advantage of that.
But that doesn’t mean that all glass can be recycled. In fact, there are a few types of glass that cannot be recycled. Take a look at some of them:
- Glass cookware
- Window glass
- Glass tableware
- Nail polish bottles
- Computer, cell phone, and TV screens
Now, we’ve mentioned quite a few different types of glass that cannot be recycled. But there are also other factors that would render glass unrecyclable.
One is if the glass is broken. You cannot recycle broken glass. Glass made using chemical techniques is also non-recyclable.
What should you do with glass that cannot be recycled? If the glass is broken, you should pour it into a cardboard box and then label it.
You should then put it in your normal household waste bin for collection. Glass that is intact but cannot be recycled might be upcycled. Or you can give the glass away to someone who will need it.
Can You Put Any Glass in Recycling?
Glass is a great material to recycle as it can be recycled over and over again. Even still, you cannot put just any old glass in recycling.
There are only a few types of glass that are acceptable in your home recycling bin. If you have any larger glass items, you will have to call your local glass recycling center to see if they will accept them.
Ok, since we cannot put just any glass in recycling, let’s get a little more specific. The following is a list of the types of glass that you can and cannot put in your recycling.
|Glass That You Can Recycle||Glass That You Cannot Recycle|
|Glass jars of any color|
Glass bottles of any color
Perfume containers of any color
Nail polish bottles
Computer, phone, TV screens
So what should you do if you want to get rid of some glass that is on the list? In the case of cookware and tableware that is in good nick, you could recycle them by taking them to a charitable organization.
You might be able to sell technology screens on an auction website. If you cannot find a home for the glass, you will have to put it in your main waste bin.
Recycling glass is great for the environment because it is a material that is 100% recyclable.
But not all types of glass are recyclable. Because of this, you may ask yourself, can frosted glass be recycled?
This article has helped us to conclude that frosted glass can be recycled if it was not made with chemical techniques.
If it was, you will not be able to recycle it. Instead, you should see if you can give it away or take it to a charitable organization. If this doesn’t work, you will have to throw it in your general waste bin.