In America’s most populous state, recycled-content percentages in key products using recovered glass had been falling, but new numbers from California officials show a halt to that trend.

Glass bottles produced in California in 2019 had a total recycled-content rate of 47.9%, according to information issued by the state April 6. That’s up from 43.5% in 2018. For fiberglass insulation, the recycled content figure inched up from 50.5% in 2018 to 50.8% in 2019, ending several years of decreases.

This article appeared in the May 2020 issue of Resource Recycling. Subscribe today for access to all print content.