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The Dollars And (Common) Sense Behind Glass Recycling

Learn even more about the economic challenges of recycling glass.

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Glass must be sorted by color at a MRF, and it’s hard to do with broken glass in the mix! Machines that separate glass without breakage are costly.
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  • Heather P. 4 years ago
    Use glass jars to hold grease after cooking and to collect loose change.
  • Barbara K. 4 years ago
    Glass jars can be used to keep your homemade sauces by simply cleaning and reusing just like canning jars.
  • Ginnie B. 4 years ago
    I am trying to figure out ways to use glass bottles and jars!!
  • Janet A. 4 years ago
    I use glass jars bottles for loads for things from candles holders to storing food.
  • Marc C. 4 years ago
    I'm still amazed by just how many cans & bottles I still see laying around in parking lots, in the gutters, & streets!....It makes me CRINGE!!! :( I try to pick them up to recycle them when I see them. :)
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