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Photo: Trashy Beaches Are Everywhere

The beaches of Gatahan in Malaysia would be a far more beautiful sight without the plastics.

The beaches of Gatahan in Malaysia would be a far more beautiful sight without the plastics.

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September is Recycle Glass Month

September Glass Recycle MonthIn only 2 days, we’ll be kicking off a whole month centered around glass recycling. Started and coordinated by the Glass Packaging Institute, Recycle Glass Month will be in its fourth year with events around the country that bring together glass suppliers, manufacturers, recyclers and you.

Well we’re getting involved in our own way.

  1.  Each weekly blog in September will focus on the how, what and why, along with the the benefits of recycled glass.
  2. We’re announcing a Glass Challenge on Facebook and Twitter on September 1. We’re going to challenge you to recycle more glass in your neighborhood or community and every single creative idea will be rewarded.
  3. Our glass bottles are made from a minimum of 75% post-consumer recycled glass so we’re going to run the numbers and share how much energy, material, and resource we’ve saved together.

So, won’t you join us in September for Recycle Glass Month?

Video: How Glass Is Recycled

Did you know glass is endlessly recyclable? How does that glass bottle you just recycled turn into a new glass products?  Check out this great video from PBS sharing just how companies turn our recycled glass into reusable materials.

Fun fact: did you know the energy from recycling one glass bottle could power a television for one whole hour? One more reason to recycle!