Recycling Doesn't work well enough. We could put in place a "Generic Bottle Design". Then plastic and glass bottles don't need to be melted down and remade, that's such a huge waste of energy. Let Marketers do whatever they want to with labeling of the bottles. But have a standard shape in all sizes.
"Saving the planet"
Generic bottles maintain a higher value. They can be washed and used again for any product. It just makes sense start with glass alot of it is manufactured here for beer and wine. You can always focus on 1 & 2 type plastic's later. We shouldn't let any plastics except recyclable ones through customs.
There are a bunch of cool alternatives to plastics are available now days. My favorite is made from powdered bamboo fibre and rice hull. It's waterproof, of high strength, non-flammable, non-fragile, non-fragrant and non-poisonous. Easily degrades after buried under the soil.
Perceptive Graphic Designer thinking out of the box for discerning clients.