Why You Should Consider Recycling Your Glass.

Did You Know

Glass isn't collected in Kansas City's area curbside recycling programs, because when mixed with other recyclables (like paper and plastics), broken glass degrades and contaminates those materials causing them to be "downcycled" into lower quality products.

Kansas Citians consume approximately 80,000 tons of container glass each year.  We recycle only 20% of that glass and throw the rest away! "I think we can do better!"  Nationally, the average recycling rate is 30% and climbing.

On average, a person consumes (uses) 80 pounds of recyclable glass each year. 

Environmental Impact

Every ton of glass that's recycled results in more than one ton of raw materials saved.  That's 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash, 380 pounds of limestone, and 150 pounds of feldspar.  That's 1.2 tons from scratch.

Recycled glass produces 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than creating new glass from raw materials.

Already recycling your glass? That's great!  We are like minded.  I ask that you still consider using us for this reason: chances are we're already in your neighborhood and I'm always headed to Ripple with glass.  When you recycle with us, you're helping to reduce the number of cars on the road.

Still not convinced? Consider this...

Container glass (used for keeping food and beverages) takes thousands of years to fully degrade in a landfill!

Container glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss of quality or purity!

Recycling just 1 glass bottle saves enough electricity to power a 100 watt light bulb for 4 hours!

A glass container can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as little as 30 days!

The Endless Cycle

Glass can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as little as 30 days!

Glass takes thousands of years to fully degrade in a landfill!

Recycling just 1 glass bottle saves enough electricity to light a 100 watt light bulb for 4 hours!

Thanks for Recycling!
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Planet Earth!

Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly!

Recycled glass produces 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution!

Kansas Citians consume 80,000 tons of glass a year.  We recycle only 20% of that glass!

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