Definition of cullet
: broken or refuse glass usually added to new material to facilitate melting in making glass
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Momentum buys all the broken glass, cleans it, separates it by color, and refines it into what is called cullet.
The cullet will be delivered to Owens-Illinois’ bottlemaking plant in Windsor, about 20 miles down the road from the Budweiser brewery and partners with MillerCoors at Rocky Mountain Bottle Co. in Wheat Ridge.
Momentum's new facility now produces high-quality cullet for use in bottle manufacturing and in other industries.
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Origin and Etymology of cullet
perhaps from French cueillette act of gathering, from Latin collecta, from feminine of collectus, past participle of colligere
First Known Use: 1817See Words from the same year
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