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Provisional figures released by industry confederation British Glass show that glass recycling hit record levels in 2005. The amount of recycled glass used in making new containers in the UK increased by an impressive 67,000 tonnes during 2005 to an all-time high of 742,000 tonnes. This means that UK-manufactured bottles and jars contained an average of 35.5% of recycled glass. British Glass experts calculate that an additional 250,000 tonnes of recycled glass were exported ...