Glass Recycling Facts

Glass Recycling Glass, especially glass beverage and food containers, can be recycled time and time again. Did you know that 90 percent of recycled glass is used to make new containers?

Below are a number of glass recycling facts.
  • In the U.S. today, 34% of all glass containers are recycled.
  • Recycling one glass bottle saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours.
  • Recycling glass reduces air pollution by 14-20% and saves 25-32% more energy than making glass from virgin raw materials.
  • Over a ton of resources is saved for every ton of glass recycled.
  • Glass containers save 9 gallons of fuel (oil) for every ton of glass recycled.
  • Most bottles and jars contain at least 25% recycled glass.


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