Amazing Facts about Glass Recycling!!

You may never know, glass never wears out — it is one of the few materials that can be recycled infinitely without losing strength, purity or quality. Most bottles and jars contain at least 25% recycled glass. Every day, Americans recycle about 13 million glass jars and bottles. Americans recycled enough glass last year to fill Giants Stadium more than 3 ½ times. Sounds inspiring? Come and join us together to recycle glass!!

Over a ton of resources is saved for every ton of glass recycled — 1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar.

Producing a ton of glass from 100% raw materials creates 384 pounds of mining waste. Using 50% recycled glass cuts this waste by about 75%.

Recycling glass reduces air pollution by 14-20% and saves 25-32% more energy than making glass from virgin raw materials.

Recycling one glass bottle saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours.

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

202 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738 • (508) 748-0816 • info@southcoastenergychallenge.org
© Copyright Marion Institute, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit • Provided by New Bedford Internet

seeal