the beginnings of the Venetian glass industry (900 A.D.)
Glass from Venice was always in demand on account of its crystal clear quality. The composition of glass and the craftsmen were therefore anxiously guarded. Hence Murano – an island – was an appropriate location for the industry! Secrecy went so far as to persecute and murder artisans on the run…
One of the secrets for improving the quality of the glass was the addition of scrap glass from Syria.
Recycling has existed as long as there has been glass!