Recycle Glass Week was a resounding success
The Glass Packaging Institute’s (GPI) second-annual
Recycle Glass Week, held September 12 to 18, united communities
across the United States with glass container manufacturers,
suppliers, and recyclers around local events to build awareness
and boost glass bottle recycling.
During the week, Saint-Gobain Containers educated elementary
school students about the importance of choosing and recycling
glass in 10 states and continue to reach out to kids across the
country through their new virtual Captain Cullet program. Saint-Gobain
Containers and Green Broad Ripple Village in Indianapolis, Indiana,
also organized the drop off of 100 glass container recycling
bins for Broad Ripple bars and restaurants.
In Salem, New Jersey, and Winchester, Indiana, Anchor Glass Container
organized collection drives for glass bottles and jars. Community
members also gathered in Muskogee, Oklahoma for O-I’s glass container
collection event, and in Houston, Texas, residents rallied during
We CAN Recycle Inc’s first-ever G-Cycle glass container collection
An online virtual scavenger hunt with chances to win iPod shuffles,
t-shirts, cash and more, was launched to build excitement for
GPI’s Recycle Glass Week. The hundreds of consumers who participated
were able to learn about the environmental payback when they
recycle glass bottles and jars.
For the second time as a part of Recycle Glass Week, GPI recognized
six “Friends of Glass” in four categories. This recognition honors
those companies, organizations and persons making significant
and innovative efforts to promote or participate in glass container
recycling for bottle-to-bottle use.
The 2010 Friends of Glass honorees are Container Recycling Institute;
MGM Resorts International; We CAN Recycle Inc.; Boulevard Brewing
Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and LiDestri.
GPI honored 10 consumer products goods companies for expanding
the frontiers of glass package design with its 21st annual Clear
Choice Awards. The winning package designs demonstrate that glass
continues to be the “clear choice” for consumers who want a package
that offers a premium look and feel and also protects the products
they are buying. The Boston Beer Company took the prize for overall
package design with their Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection.