I knew the glasses I bought were from recycled bottles but expected them to be smooth around the rim where one drinks from. Also, the labels on each glass were made of paper. Again, I knew the bottles had labels on them, but didn't realised they would be paper ones! Therefore they cannot be used as the rims are rough and the labels will wash off once the glasses are rinsed! My son-in-law will have to just keep them as a momento in his glass case instead. They are definitely not for practical uses!