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EU stakeholders vow to hit 90% glass collection

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Glass recycling collection bins in Europe.

A new effort plans to increase the glass collection rate in the EU from its current 76% to 90% by 2030. | SYDOROVA OLEKSANDRA/Shutterstock

Brands, recycling firms and others have pledged to significantly boost collection of glass in Europe over the coming decade, and product stewardship will be part of the strategy.
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COVID-19 damages supply chain for deposit materials

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Eight out of the 10 states with container redemption systems have enacted temporary measures limiting deposit returns in some way. | Karolis Kavolelis/Shutterstock

Stay-at-home orders are hitting container deposit systems hard, leading to significant declines in the volumes of high-quality recyclables moving to material processors.

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Study explores province’s glass markets

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Ontario marketed nearly 82,000 metric tons of curbside glass in 2017, sending most of it to NexCycle, a division of Strategic Materials. | Josep Curto/Shutterstock

A market analysis found a number of downstream options for Ontario’s curbside glass, but material quality and cost challenges pose roadblocks to using many of them.

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County bolsters glass recycling – by pulling it from curbside

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Glass recycling in Fairfax County, Va.

Recovered material outside the new glass processing facility in Fairfax County, Va. | Courtesy of Fairfax County.

A local program in a populous area of northern Virginia is seeing positive results after shifting glass from curbside collection to drop-off. The effort has also set the stage for a hub-and-spoke system to serve the wider region.

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