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5 Glass Recycling Mythbusters 25

Glass recycling might seem simple, but there are some specifics you need to know to do it right. Take this short quiz to get clear on glass and make your recycling more effective.

Updated On 10/05/2017 | Originally Published On 10/06/2016

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Complete this quiz to find out what the impact would be.
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If glass bottles and jars are accepted for recycling in your community, it means that ANY type of glass is recyclable.
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Paper labels need to come off before you drop glass jars or bottles into the recycling bin.
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A HEAVY CHUNK OF THE WASTE STREAM

Every year, the US produces over 11 million tons of glass waste. If your community accepts glass for recycling, a lot of that glass can be recycled — but not all types of glass belong in your curbside recycling cart or bin. Let’s take a closer look at what can be recycled and how to do it correctly.

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