One ton of recycled glass saves:

  • 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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