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Why Should You Bother To Recycle Glass?

By October 25, 2018No Comments
Glass Bottles and Glasses
  • It takes 75% less energy to produce a glass product from recycled glass than it does from using raw materials.
  • You could power a 100watt bulb for 4 hours with the energy saved in recycling a glass bottle.
  • If you don’t recycle your glass and it ends up it in the landfill, it can take up to 1million years to break down naturally
  • Recycled crushed glass can be used to produce new products like concrete and more glass bottles.
  • Glass is infinitely recyclable and never loses quality.
  • For every six tons of recycled container glass used, a ton of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, is reduced. A relative 10% increase in cullet reduces particulates by 8%, nitrogen oxide by 4%, and sulphur oxides by 10%.
  • Glass recycling is a closed-loop system, creating no additional waste or by-products.
  • Over a ton of natural resources are conserved for every ton of glass recycled, including 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash, 380 pounds of limestone, and 160 pounds of feldspar.