FAQs - frequently asked questions

May I dispose of blue glass bottles in the bottle bank?

YES! But only in the green glass section. As far as possible, glass must be collected separately, i.e. sorted according to colour. Recycling clear and brown glass is particularly "tricky", which is why they may not be mixed with other colours of glass. So always put clear with clear and brown with brown. All other colours belong, that is, MUST be disposed of, in the green glass section.

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Does Verallia Deutschland also supply abroad?

YES! Our core market is Germany, but thanks to globalisation (including that of our customers), our export market is also growing steadily. The fact that we belong to an international corporate group naturally helps.

For more information on our global presence please visit the Verallia website (the Verallia packaging division) http://www.verallia.com.

Does Verallia Deutschland attend trade fairs?

YES! Even though our business is not as dependent on trade fair appearances as that of other sectors, we attend the BRAU BEVIALE in Nuremberg every year.

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Is it possible to visit your company?

YES! Pay a visit to one of our plants and be fascinated by our high-tech industrialised glassworks. Visits are possible throughout the year. This also applies to our glass recycling division with its highly sophisticated processing technology.

If you're interested please fill out this form and submit it to the relevant works office.

How many bottles/jars does Verallia Deutschland produce per day?

Over 10 million - day in, day out. Thanks to 24-hour shift operations at our four plants, we're able to guarantee the utmost inventory availability and reliability.

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Is there a product catalogue?

YES! In addition to the custom products we manufacture to specific client requirements, a whole range of items exists which we produce as standard and offer to all those interested. An overview of such items can be found our Online-Catalog. Our standard products are also however only sold in bulk. Those interested in smaller quantities should contact an appropriate retailer.

For more information on standard items and customisation options, please click here, or contact our sales department using the following form.

How often can returnable bottles be reused?

50 times and more! As a result, and even if you ignore their obvious advantages, such as absolute odour neutrality or total imperviousness, glass bottles are a far better option than plastic.

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How can I tell that the bottle I'm drinking beer from was made by Verallia Deutschland?

YES! During production all glass containers receive an integrated company identification mark, the manufacturer's mark. All Verallia Deutschland products feature an "O" in a circle. You can find this mark at the bottom of the bottle with the details of contents and other information.

Who are your best-known customers?

Most household name beverages and foodstuffs are either partially or completely sold in glass packaging by Verallia Deutschland. Every time you decide to buy a product packaged in glass, it is highly likely that you are holding a bottle or a jar made by Verallia Deutschland in your hands.

Please see Question 8 to find out how you can recognise our products

Is it really possible to recycle every bit of used glass – isn't there far too much?

An incredible 97.6 % of the glass collected in bottle banks is used as the raw material for new glass packaging, the remainder being discarded foreign matter. Recycled glass is therefore the primary raw material used in glass container production - and the quality remains the same.

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How can you tell the difference between a disposable and a returnable glass container?

To guarantee quality during over 50 cycles (bottling plant -> retailer -> customer -> retailer -> bottling plant), returnable glass bottles have thicker (= sturdier) walls and are therefore heavier than recyclable disposable glass containers. Generally returnable bottles are recommended for local distribution and higher sales volumes, recyclable disposables being the correct alternative for longer distance distribution.

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Do you only produce bottles and jars for beverages and foodstuffs?

No! Of course glass packaging inherently offers ideal protection for all beverages and foods thanks to its natural properties, but because the shape and design options associated with glass are practically limitless, it also represents the perfect option for anything requiring protection, stylish packaging, and a distinctive image - further emphasised by shape, colour or finish.

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