Glass bottle reclamation used to be the way of the land. Bottles had value and were returned to the vendor for a deposit. This can increase return of bottles, like the 10c deposit helps to clean up cans in South Australia. Glass is more recyclable than plastic, and very reusable (unlike PET plastic).
This isn’t impossible, glass bottle reclamation still has a role to play over in the USA, with some states having more than 10% of beer bottles as refillable glass bottles. Sometimes the future is behind us.