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