Now that you know about what happens to glass once it enters your trash or recycling bin, what can be done about it?
Well, believe it or not, all across the globe, and even here in Colorado there is a veritable bevy of Recycling Heros doing their part to move glass recycling in a better direction.
One of those Colorado Recycling Heros is Pat Branch, and she has been recycling her glass now for the better part of a year.
"It's great! All of my neighbors love it. I can always tell when they are recycling their glass at my place because I can hear them dropping the bottles and their bags, even at 10 o'clock at night!"
She has been doing so well as a glass host, that people are literally digging glass out of their nearby dumpsters to save as much as they possibly can. Clear Intentions even had to double her host bins because she began receiving so much.
It is amazing the power that just one individual can have on one small corner of the globe. Thanks so much for all of your help, and thank you for being a glass recycling hero!