- 42 kWh of electricity.
- 5 gallons of oil.
- 714.3 Btu’s of energy.
- 2 cubic yards of landfill space.
- 7.5 pounds of air pollutants from being released.
- 1,330 pounds of sand.
- 433 pounds of soda ash.
- 433 pounds of limestone.
- 151 pounds of feldspar.
Glass takes 1,000,000 years to fully degrade in a landfill.
Recycling glass takes 30% of the energy required to produce glass from raw materials.
The United States throws away enough glass every week to fill a 1,350-foot building.
Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt lightbulb for four hours.
Glass never wears out and can be recycled forever.
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