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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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Recycled glass end user starts up in Georgia

Published: December 8, 2020
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Glass bottles finished at the factory.

Estimated to cost $123 million, the Valdosta, Ga. plant will have a capacity to produce about 100,000 metric tons of bottles per year. | OVKNHR/Shutterstock

A new U.S. bottle plant that will use recycled glass has begun firing up its furnaces.

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A roundup of recent glass recycling announcements

Published: November 17, 2020
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Glass bottles on a white background.

Glass recycling stakeholders produced a video for America Recycles Day explaining the material’s role in a circular economy. | Fototocam/Shutterstock

Glass bottle maker O-I uses “Green Bond” money to buy cullet, stakeholders explain the glass recycling process to the public, and the Glass Recycling Coalition releases its latest industry survey results.

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EU stakeholders vow to hit 90% glass collection

Published: July 7, 2020
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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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