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  • On 30th anniversary of California Bottle Bill, recycling rates decline

    As California’s Bottle Bill celebrated its 30th anniversary, recycling rates are tumbling as some recycling centers close due to inaction in the state legislature to fix the program. According to former Assemblymember Burt Margolin (D-Los Angeles), the author of the legislation, Assembly Bill 2020, “The legislation set a goal of 80 percent beverage container recycling, which we exceeded in 2008, reaching as high as 85 percent in (2013).

  • City of Columbus removes glass from recycling list

    Columbus, Ohio city officials voted unanimously to extend their recycling program for another year but removed glass from the contract to save money.

    Removing glass from the program saved the city $6,000. The city will pay Shred Monster $60,000 to continue accepting paper, cardboard, plastic, cans and newspaper through September 2018.

    Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Rocky Mountain Bottle to increase compliance, reduce emissions

    Under a settlement disclosed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the State of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Bottle Company, LLC (RMBC) has agreed to install emissions controls on the glass furnaces at its Wheat Ridge, Colorado glass bottle manufacturing facility that will eliminate the emission of more than 200 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 150 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) per year and improve compliance with federal and state clean air laws. Emissions of these pollutants can cause serious respiratory illnesses, aggravate asthma and contribute to the formation of smog.

  • Worker injury causes fine

    The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for Ontario’s municipal blue box collection, deposit return program and the Beer Store pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by running machinery.

  • Quebec City MRF marks a new era in glass recycling

    Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) inaugurated innovative glass processing equipment as part of the implementation of its Innovative Glass Works plan.

  • Pennsylvania DEP denies Nulife Glass application for storage of discarded CRTs

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) disclosed the denial of a request for a variance submitted by Nulife Glass NY from classifying as a solid waste millions of pounds of processed or used cathode ray tubes (CRT) currently stored at warehouses in Pennsylvania.

  • Webinar provided to increase glass recycling via partnerships

    Public-private partnerships are becoming an effective solution to resolve infrastructure funding issues for recycling. A recent webinar attracting 214 attendees, co-hosted by the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) and Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), offered a deeper understanding of successful public-private partnerships that have strengthened local glass recycling markets.

  • Re-Gen Waste executes long term agreement with High 5 Recycling Group

    Re-Gen Waste Ltd., a recycling and waste management company based in Northern Ireland, has signed a $12.5 million contract that will see the Northern Ireland based waste management solutions company provide all of its collected glass to the Belgian glass recycling specialists High 5 Recycling Group.

  • JN Phillips Auto Glass invests in service expansion project

    JN Phillips Auto Glass, a New England owned company and a provider of auto glass services to New England drivers and businesses, disclosed a major investment initiative for servicing auto glass customers across Northern New England, including New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

  • Appliance Recycling Program returning for customers of FirstEnergy’s Ohio Utilities

    Customers of FirstEnergy Corp.’s Ohio utilities (Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison and The Illuminating Company) can receive $50 when they recycle an old, working refrigerator or freezer.

  • Safelite AutoGlass reaches windshield recycling milestone

    For the 5th year running, Safelite AutoGlass® will save more windshields from the landfill than any other glass company in the country, thanks to its sophisticated recycling program.

  • Specifications for glass and inbound mixed recyclables to be reviewed by ISRI

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) board of directors will consider the addition of new specifications for glass and inbound mixed recyclables for material recovery facilities (MRF) during its Winter Meeting. ISRI’s Paper and Plastics Divisions recently approved each of the specifications.

  • Insight on glass recycling gained by officials

    More than 150 local and state government representatives reaped insights during a Making Glass Recycling Work in MRFs webinar recently hosted by the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC).

  • Denver-area companies team up for glass recycling

    A successful $150,000 retrofit at the Alpine Waste & Recycling plant has advanced efforts to recycle glass in the Denver, Colorado area, saving thousands of cubic feet of landfill space.

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    The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) has launched a new website,

  • Pennsylvania authority awarded for reuse of glass

    The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, Inc. (RMC) recently honored the Northern Lancaster County Authority (NLCA) of Denver, Pennsylvania with the 2016 William M. Heenan, Jr. Recycling Markets Development Award for its commitment to creation of new markets for recycled color-mixed glass.

  • Clynk expands into New York

    Clynk, a Maine-based bottle redemption and recycling company, plans to double in size.

  • California Governor signs bill enabling CRT glass recycling

    California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill proposed by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) to enable the recycling of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, found in now obsolete televisions and monitors.

  • Market for recycled glass remains strong despite challenges


    Glass recycling has come under increased pressure as rising recycling costs, concerns about contamination, lower international demand for recycled materials and falling oil prices have combined to raise questions about the future role of glass in the recycling industry. Some municipal programs have announced they will no longer collect curbside glass.

  • Beverage container recycling boosted

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) will work with industry, government and community partners to achieve a U.S. beverage container recycling rate of 60 percent by 2030.

  • Game Day Challenge a win for glass

    Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, a division of Ardagh Group, shared the glass recycling results from the GameDay Recycling Challenge.

  • Recycled glass to improve Canadian roadways

    The École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), City of Montréal, Société des alcools du Québec, Éco Entreprises Québec and RECYC-QUÉBEC disclosed the details of a partnership to support research on innovative applications that integrate recycled glass in road construction.

  • Itronics installs glass slag crusher

    Itronics Inc., a growing and diversified fertilizer, silver and minerals producer, has completed installation and start up of a new glass slag crusher in Reno, Nevada.

  • Safelite reaches milestone in windshield recycling program

    Safelite AutoGlass, a provider of windshield replacements, has diverted its 4 millionth windshield from entering a landfill through its recycling partnership with Shark Glass Recycling North America.

  • EPA requires stormwater treatment improvement

    Wastewater discharged by a glass manufacturing company in Milford, Massachusetts into wetlands adjacent to the Charles River will be cleaner as a result of a recent settlement between the manufacturer and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Glass recycling options explored

    Manufacturers using recycled glass for making new containers, fiberglass, color-coated aggregate, concrete applications and blasting medium, as well as collectors and processors of recycled glass, will all take part in discussions at the Northeast Recycling Council’s Forum – Glass Recycling – Exploring Possible Solutions.

  • Rumpke earns award for glass recycling process

    Rumpke’s unique glass recycling process earned First Place in the Service to Society category at the annual Innovation Index Awards, presented by the Dayton Business Journal and the Dayton Development Coalition.

  • Ardagh’s glass recycling method earns national award

    Ardagh Group, along with its glass recycling partner, has been recognized for their pioneering achievements at the prestigious National Recycling Awards 2015.

  • O-I to acquire Vitro’s glass business for $2.15 billion

    Owens-Illinois, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V., to acquire Vitro’s food and beverage glass container business in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $2.15 billion.

  • Baton Rouge kicks glass recycling

    The city of  Baton Rouge in Louisiana has negotiated a new recycling contract with Progressive Waste Solutions. The new contract eliminated the option for residents to recycle glass beginning this fall.

  • Recycling glass into building materials

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    Glass comes into our homes, commercial buildings and vehicles in the form of windows, doors, countertops, floors, fixtures, other building materials and in an endless stream of glass containers.

  • Nulife Glass opens glass recycling unit

    Nulife Glass will invest $5.9 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the City of Bristol.

  • Safelite AutoGlass recycled more than 1.3 million windshields in 2014

    Safelite AutoGlass, a provider of windshield replacements, recycled more than 1.3 million windshields in 2014, saving more than 23,000 tons of waste from the landfill.

  • Ardagh Group manufacturing facility achieves certification

    Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, a division of Ardagh Group and a producer of glass containers for the food and beverage industries in the U.S., said that its Burlington, Wisconsin, plant achieved ISO 14001:2004 Certification.

  • Massachusetts voters reject expanded bottle deposit bill

    Voters in Massachusetts turned down a proposal calling for an expansion of the state’s bottle deposit law.

  • Dayton glass recycling plant celebrates anniversary

    Ten years ago, Rumpke Recycling opened a unique facility in Dayton that has been key to keeping more than 190,000 tons of glass out of landfills.

  • Las Vegas bans glass bottles on strip

    Clark County commissioners approved an ordinance that will ban open glass bottles on the Las Vegas Strip to cut down on litter and the ability to use the glass as a weapon.

  • Survey shows material use

    The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) announced the results of a recent survey of its members’ use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products in 2013.

  • Saint-Gobain and Central to make automotive glass

    Saint-Gobain and Central Glass Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement to create a joint venture in Indonesia that will specialize in automotive glass. A plant will be built east of Jakarta to meet the Indonesian automotive market’s rapid growth. The new facility is scheduled to come on stream in 2016 and will have an annual production capacity of 500,000 windshields. The agreement is subject to the approval of the anti-trust authorities.

    Saint-Gobain and Central Glass have been working jointly in the field of automotive glass since 2002 in Japan, and 2012 in China. The investment in Indonesia marks a milestone for Saint-Gobain’s growth strategy in Asia and emerging countries.

    Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Industrial Emissions Directive forces European glass factories to invest in modernizations

    By 2020, around 14 billion EUR will be invested in European glass factories.