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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).

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.

The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) has launched a new website, www.GlassRecycles.org.

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.

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.