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New Jersey passes sweeping recycled-content bill

Published: January 11, 2022
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New Jersey state capital building in Trenton.

New Jersey is the latest state to look anew at recycled-content mandates as a way to force demand pull for recycled materials. | Real Window Creative/Shutterstock

New Jersey’s legislature will send the governor a bill requiring post-consumer content in plastic containers and bags as well as glass bottles and paper bags.

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Pace Glass, which had $90M processing plans, goes bust

Published: November 2, 2021
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Pace Glass satellite pic

A 2021 satellite image provided by Google shows the partially constructed glass recycling facility in Andover, N.J.

A company working to build a post-consumer glass sorting facility in New Jersey has failed, and its equipment is being auctioned. Meanwhile, environmental regulators are suing the business over contaminated glass piles.

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O-I settles with regulators over glass facility pollution concerns

Published: October 26, 2021
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O-I glass cullet for recycling in Portland, Ore.

Cullet sits ready to be recycled at Owens-Illinois’ glass bottle factory in Portland, Ore. | Photo by Jared Paben

Owens-Illinois will install emissions control equipment or shut down its Portland, Ore. recycled glass bottle plant, under a settlement reached with state environmental officials.
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Recycled glass end user expands to West Coast

Published: October 12, 2021
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New Jersey Department of Transportation workers spread recycled glass aggregate produced by Aero Aggregates over soft soil on a highway embankment. | Photo courtesy Aero Aggregates

Manufacturer Aero Aggregates has its sights set on California to help ease customer freight concerns. Continue Reading

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Northeast MRFs earn glass certifications

Published: October 5, 2021
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Staff of Mazza Recycling Services proudly feature their bronze MRF glass certificate from the Glass Recycling Coalition. | Courtesy of the Glass Recycling Coalition

The MRF Glass Certification Program has recognized sorting facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for their glass recovery efforts.

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Glass producer aids collection in areas where it operates

Published: July 27, 2021
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OI World Headquarters

O-I has begun collection programs in communities it operates. | smoothsails / Shutterstock

O-I, a major user of recycled glass, recently launched an initiative that will support recycling options where curbside service is unavailable. The program also boosts the impact of recycling collection through matching charitable donations.

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Glass is ‘collateral damage’ as one city responds to markets

Published: February 2, 2021
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Glass bottles for recycling.

In the 2020 fiscal year, Tucson collected some 5,300 tons of glass for processing, representing a cost of more than $567,000. | Africa Studio/Shutterstock

Beginning this month, glass is no longer collected at the curb in Tucson, Ariz. The move is part of a push to reduce overall recycling costs, but it jostles the strategy for a material that has seen steady downstream demand.

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