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Glass bottles are particularly used to package non-alcoholic beverages sold in cafes, bars and restaurants (known as the On trade).

There are two types of bottles – those for single use – which are light in weight, and those which are reused and refilled and so are heavier and more robust as a result.

The weight of glass bottles is highly dependent on the use or reuse of the containers and because the bottles need to be reused and make multiple trips they need to be resistant and robust and as a consequence they are heavier.
New innovation and the design of single-use glass bottles has allowed the industry to reduce the weight of the existing 330ml glass bottle by 20% to 210 grams in the past three years.

Glass bottles typically include between 20% and 60% recycled content.