In our line of work at Clear Intentions, we are doing everything we can to ensure that we have a livable future by recycling as much glass as possible.
And we don’t want just enough glass to be successful as a company . . . we want all the glass that we can possibly recycle, because when we recycle more glass, we are doing our part to protect the future of our planet.
RECYCLED GLASS IS MUCH BETTER FOR THE PLANET, RATHER THAN CREATING NEW GLASS FROM SCRATCH
Using recycled glass, called cullet, offers several advantages both economically and environmentally over raw batch glass, which is made from virgin materials.
Case in point:
- Replacing virgin glass materials with cullet saves 4% in energy.
- A 10% increase in cullet use equates to a 7% reduction in particulate emissions.
- A 10% increase in cullet use equates to a 3% reduction in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions.
- A 10% increase in cullet use equates to a 6% reduction in Nitrous Oxide (NO) emissions.
RECYCLING YOUR GLASS HELPS SAVE ENERGY, MINIMIZES POLLUTION, AND REDUCES GLOBAL GREENHOUSE GASES
More importantly, just throwing our trash “away” directly impacts climate change because it is directly linked to global resource extraction, transportation, processing, and manufacturing.
When we minimize waste, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in sectors that together represent 36.7% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
We have already changed the planet to an amazing degree. Now let’s do it right.
For too long, our habit of not recycling, has dominated our mindset about where things go when we are done with them. It’s time to say enough is enough and show the world what we are made of.
IT'S TIME WE STEPPED UP AND PUSHED FOR ZERO WASTE
And to be sure, it’s already starting . . .
Recycling is no longer a buzzword anymore, but is surely a desperately needed imperative to save the world.