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Glass Free MRF

 

Glass is one of the oldest recyclable products, with a history dating back thousands of years. However today, when it is commingled with other recyclable materials, it becomes a contaminant. On the surface, this might seem confusing – isn’t everything in the recycling bin recyclable?

The simple act of separating glass from other recyclable materials has a positive impact on overall recycling outcomes.

However, when glass breaks – as it inevitably will in either the bin or the compacter – shards of it can get into the other paper and plastics and ultimately damage new, recycled products being created.