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cullet

[kuhl-it] /ˈkʌl ɪt/
noun
1.
broken or waste glass suitable for remelting.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; variant of collet < Italian colletto glass blower's term, literally, little neck. See col, -et
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  • cullet is made by melting down bottles and jars in a furnace which removes paper labels, glue, and other impurities.
  • cullet contains no free silica, and comes in a variety of size.
  • The cullet is crushed and added to a raw material mix in a melting furnace.
British Dictionary definitions for cullet

cullet

/ˈkʌlɪt/
noun
1.
waste glass for melting down to be reused
Word Origin
C17: perhaps variant of collet (literally: little neck, referring to the glass neck of newly blown bottles, etc)
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