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Glass Packaging

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Example & Reporting Tips (Examples provided for illustrative purposes only)

Clear Glass - Beverage - Milk and Milk Substitutes

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Definition: Clear glass containers that are 50% or more glass by weight used for milk and milk substitutes.

Examples: Milk, soya milk and rice milk glass containers, goat’s milk bottled in clear glass where not on deposit.

Reporting Tips:

image In BC: Please note the containers for the following beverages  are on deposit and should not be included in your steward report: milk, milk substitutes such as rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk (or any other milk substitute that comes from grains, nuts or vegetables), flavoured milk (where milk appears as one of the first three ingredients in the ingredient list).

Please note the following beverages are not  on deposit and must be included in your steward report: ready-to-drink infant formulas, dietary supplements and meal replacements, condensed or evaporated milk, whipping cream, coffee cream or other coffee additives, buttermilk, drinkable yogurt or modified milk-derived products such as kefir. 

image In SK: Please note the following ready-to-drink beverages are not on deposit and should be included in your steward report: infant formula, dietary supplements and meal replacement products.

Please Note: SK includes all milk beverages (including milk, buttermilk, cream, fluid coffee cream, lactose-free milk products, drinkable yogurts) and non-dairy ready-to-drink milk substitute beverages (such as rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk) in the deposit program. Do not report these materials in your report.

Clear Glass - Beverage - Wine and Spirits

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Definition: Clear glass containers that are 50% or more glass by weight used for beverage wine and spirits.

Examples: Wine, spirits, coolers, ciders bottled in clear glass.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Clear Glass - Beverage - Non-Alcoholic

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Definition: Clear glass containers that are 50% or more glass by weight used for non-alcoholic beverage.

Examples: Soft drinks, water, juice, iced tea, lemonade.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Clear Glass - Non-Beverage

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Definition: Clear glass containers that are 50% or more glass by weight used for non-beverage products and not included in any other Clear Glass material sub-category..

Examples: Clear food containers such as pickles, salsa, tomato sauce and jam jars, ketchup bottles, cosmetic containers for creams and spice bottles.

Reporting Tips: Excludes containers made of Pyrex, ceramics or crystal.

Coloured Glass - Beverage - Milk and Milk Substitutes

Deposit

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Definition: Includes coloured glass containers used for milk and milk substitutes.

Examples: Milk, soya milk and rice milk glass containers bottled in coloured glass where not on deposit.

Reporting Tips:

image In BC: Please note the containers for the following beverages  are on deposit and should not be included in your steward report: milk, milk substitutes such as rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk (or any other milk substitute that comes from grains, nuts or vegetables), flavoured milk (where milk appears as one of the first three ingredients in the ingredient list).

Please note the following beverages are not  on deposit and must be included in your steward report: ready-to-drink infant formulas, dietary supplements and meal replacements, condensed or evaporated milk, whipping cream, coffee cream or other coffee additives, buttermilk, drinkable yogurt or modified milk-derived products such as kefir.

image In SK: Please note the following ready-to-drink beverages are not on deposit and should be included in your steward report: infant formula, dietary supplements and meal replacement products.

Please Note: SK includes all milk beverages (including milk, buttermilk, cream, fluid coffee cream, lactose-free milk products, drinkable yogurts) and non-dairy ready-to-drink milk substitute beverages (such as rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk) in the deposit program. Do not report these materials in your report.

Coloured Glass - Beverage - Wine and Spirits

Deposit

Deposit

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Deposit

Definition: Includes coloured glass containers used for beverage wine and spirits.

Examples: Wine, spirits, coolers, ciders bottled in coloured glass.

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Coloured Glass - Beverage - Non-Alcoholic

Deposit

Deposit

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Definition: Includes coloured glass containers used for non-alcoholic beverages.

Examples: Soft drinks, water, juice, iced tea, lemonade

Reporting Tips: Exclude beverage containers designated under separate regulation.

Coloured Glass - Non-Beverage

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Definition: Coloured glass containers that are 50% or more glass by weight used for non-beverage products and are not included in any other coloured glass packaging sub-category.

Examples: Olive oil bottles, balsamic vinegar bottles, cosmetic containers for creams that are coloured glass.

Reporting Tips: Exclude containers made of Pyrex, ceramics or crystal.

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