Glass Recycling

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Glass Recycling Facts

Glass is 100 percent recyclable Most people prefer glass glass protects against harmful UV rays More cullet means less digging some families throw away lots of containers
  • Glass containers can be recycled over and over and over again. Every bit of a glass bottle or jar can be turned into another glass container.
  • More than a ton of natural resources are conserved for every ton of glass recycled.
  • Most people prefer using glass containers compared to paper, plastic, or metal packaging. Glass bottles and jars help maintain the purity and quality of the food and drinks they hold.
  • Brown and green glass containers can protect what's inside from the Sun's harmful UV rays.
  • A glass bottle can go from the recycling bin to a store shelf in as little as 30 days!
  • When making glass containers, we rely on digging up limestone, soda ash, and sand from the ground; we call these things raw materials. The Earth has a bunch of these particular raw materials, but if we use more cullet, we won't have to spend as much time digging.
  • Some families consume hundreds and hundreds of gallons of soda pop, juice, milk, and bottled water in ONE year. They throw away so many containers in a year's time, that it would fill up a tall building.
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