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What Should You Do With These Glass Containers? 5

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Do you know how to recycle these various glass containers in situations throughout the day?

Glass recycling can seem complicated but it doesn’t have to be difficult. It makes sense to recycle glass if you can, because it keeps this resilient and valuable resource in the industrial ecosystem where it’s useful, as opposed to in a landfill where it merely takes up space and costs your city money. Learn more about glass recycling »


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  • Kristen P. 7 months ago
    I reuse my glass jars /bottles for glasses and only buy the jelly that comes in a glass mug. I have kids and the glasses you by at the store get expensive. I love the Atlas spaghetti sauce jars for drinking cups. And I keep the lids to use for traveling or as a shaker jar. I have used old face cream jars and decorate them as gift boxes. Recycle ReUse...
  • Debra S. 11 months ago
    We aren't allowed to recycle with curbside containers. Have to keep them and find a recycle center that will take them. Being a senior, I find that pretty difficult. I end up tossing them in the trash bin. Sigh.
  • Mike H. 11 months ago
    This doesnt seem to take onto account the energy to move the glass from a recycling center to a remelt facility. Glass also contaminates other streams when it breaks and makes manual sorting dangerous. I throw it away as we have heaps of sand and glass does not pose any environmental threat. Ymmv.
  • Patricia G. 11 months ago
    Ours have to go to a landfill unless we find a way to reuse them.
  • Joanne B. 11 months ago
    Most expensive component in glass manufacturing is ENERGY. Material components cheap. Running kilns at thousands of degrees of temperature is not. Recycling glass reduces energy use. Recycled glass (AKA 'cullet') melts at a lower temperature
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