Are other glass items like mirrors, window glass, cookware, light bulbs recyclable?
Unfortunately all glass is not created equal. The same qualities that makes some glass good for cooking and lighting is what prevents it from inclusion in a standard program. the heated resistant characteristics prevents the glass from re-melting at the same temperature as bottle glass. Imagine if you were melting glass for recycling and not all of the glass melted. The task of recovering the molten glass becomes impossible. Dissimilar characteristics in windows and mirrors prevent the same challenge when mixed with food and beverage bottle glass. Many of us first encountered this in High School Chemistry. Lab glass presents the same heat resistant quality. These other types of Glass are often recyclable but cannot be mixed with regular bottle glass.