Articles Tagged with ''recycling''

Glass Works: Consumer Interest in Recycling Grows

In 2013, average cullet use was up to 33%.
March 1, 2014

A recent survey found that a growing number of Americans say recycling is important to them and significantly impacts their food and beverage purchasing decisions.


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O-I Opens Recycled Glass Joint Venture Facility

December 26, 2013
A ribbon cutting and grand opening event recently took place at the new Glass to Glass facility in Portland, Ore.
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Vitro Minerals Launches Recycled Glass Powder Plant

December 3, 2013
Vitro Minerals recently announced the completion and start-up of a 40 million lbs/year recycled glass powder plant in Jackson, Tenn.
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Glass Works: Ohio Offers Model for Recycling Glass Bottles from Bars and Restaurants

Glass container manufacturers in other states are in need of more recycled glass.
October 1, 2013

Starting last August, Ohio kicked off a one-year recycling pilot program to recover glass bottles from bars and restaurants. After collection, some of the glass will go to local glass manufacturer O-I for use in the production of new containers.


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Glass Works: Glass Bottle Recycling Benefits and Barriers

While consumers clearly know that glass is 100% recyclable, they need to have confidence that the important action they take to recycle glass bottles will result in new glass containers.
August 6, 2013

A new U.S. survey of just over 4,000 adults finds that 65% “strongly agree” or “agree” that glass bottles are 100% recyclable, and 73% always or usually recycle whatever they can.


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Glass Recycling Process

We came across a video entitled “How A Used Bottle Becomes A New Bottle,” and I just had to share it with you.
July 3, 2013
For additional coverage on glass recycling, take a look at our Glass Works column, which is contributed by the Glass Packaging Institute.
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Glass Works: State Legislative Activity for Recycling Ramps Up

May 1, 2013

Over 40 state legislatures convened in the first quarter of 2013 and, as in previous years, they are actively introducing legislation that has the potential to impact the glass container industry and glass bottle recycling.


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Austria and Germany Lead Europe for Highest Recycling Rates

April 1, 2013
Austria, Germany and Belgium recycled the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010, according to the European Environmental Agency (EEA).
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Glass Works: Cleaning Up the “Greenwashing”

With new FTC guidance and attempts to provide more clarity to consumers about package recycling, glass container manufacturers hope that more consumers who are choosing glass containers will also choose to recycle them.
March 1, 2013

This latest set of revisions, developed after input from thousands of stakeholders, is largely in response to the “green” marketing declarations that have ballooned in the past several years as consumers have become more attentive to the impact products and packaging have on the environment.


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Glass Works: Improving Public Confidence in Closed-Loop Recycling

October 2, 2012

A recent survey of 2,078 adults across the UK found that 73% of respondents don’t know where their recycled materials go, and 65% don’t know what these materials will be made into. 


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