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Approximately 13 million tons of glass waste are generated annually. Food and beverage containers make up over 90% of this amount; the remaining 10% comes from products like cookware and glassware, home furnishings, and plate glass

What You Can Do:

Fact - There is no limit to how many times a glass container can be recycled

Recycle glass containers. Contact your local county waste department and find out what types of recycling are available in your area. You can also find your own uses for glass containers. Use them in a workshop to store nails, or under your sink to keep cotton swabs. Be creative.

For More Information:

The Glass section of the EPA Commodities web page, provides the following:

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