Thursday, March 6, 2008

Recycling Factoids: Glass

This post kicks off our March focus on recycling.

From Earth 911:

Recycled glass saves 50% energy vs. virgin glass (Center for Ecological Technology)

Recycling of one glass container saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours (EPA)

Recycled glass generates 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution (NASA)

1 ton of glass made from 50% recycled materials saves 250 lbs. of mining waste (EPA)

Glass can be reused an infinite number of times; over 41 billion glass containers are made each year (EPA)

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