In celebration of America Recycles Day 2016, the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) launched its website, www.glassrecycles.org. The GRC also kicked off the first in a series of webinars targeting a variety of topics—adding another resource to support making glass recycling work.
Today in the U.S., 10 states operate beverage container deposit refund programs (BCDRPs), which provide the most consistent source of quality recycled glass (cullet) for the glass container industry. It’s estimated that these programs supply anywhere from 65-80% of the recycled glass used to make new bottles and jars. Similar to sand, soda ash and limestone, recycled glass is a critical manufacturing input.
Already a multi-billion business, the packaging market sees the strongest growth in years. Plastics remain the most popular packaging materials by far in personal care, pharmaceutical and food industries. Read More
Decoration is a key process in the manufacture of architectural, automotive and hollow glass, and adds considerably more value to the end product. GlassPrint 2017 is a two-day event that will present anyone involved with this important and expanding sector with the latest trends and developments for the decoration of all types of glass. Read More