In 2016, Sedona Recycles recycled 900 tons of glass, saving:

          581 tons of sand

          73 tons of feldspar

          171 tons of limestone

          189 tons of soda ash

          4,500 gallons of oil

          1,782 cubic yards of landfill space

 

Where it goes: Strategic Materials – Phoenix, AZ
What it becomes: glass bottles and jars

 

P1040431

 

Glass Recycling Facts
  • Americans throw away enough glass bottles and jars every two weeks to fill the 1,350-foot towers of the former World Trade Center.
  • Most bottles and jars contain at least 25% recycled glass.
  • Glass never wears out — it can be recycled forever. We save over a ton of resources for every ton of glass recycled — 1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar.
  • States with bottle bills have 35-40% less litter by volume.
  • Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a 60-watt bulb for four hours, a computer for 30 minutes or a television for 20 minutes.
  • If all the glass bottles and jars collected through recycling in the U.S. in 1994 were laid end to end, they’d reach the moon and half way back to earth.