Waste glass is a valuable raw material. 
The amount of waste glass collected in public areas and households in the City of Zagreb 2015-2018
Waste glass is a valuable raw material. Separate collection and recycling of glass packaging waste saves natural resources (quartz sand, lime, natural gas etc), energy and landfill space, and reduces air, water and soil pollution.

The energy saved by recycling one glass bottle is enough to keep a 100 W light bulb powered for 4 hours!

Proper handling of glass packaging includes its reuse for the same or different purpose, such as return packaging (for mineral water, beer, or dairy products).

Deposit glass packaging only in green recycling bins (bottles, jars etc).

Do not deposit the following types of waste in green recycling bins:
  • Window glass, automobile glass, crystal and optical glass, reinforced glass, laboratory glass, glass wool,
  • Light bulbs and fluorescent lamps,
  • Porcelain and ceramic objects.

Straight window glass can only be deposited at the recycling centres.