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
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.