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Don’t Trash Glass Commercial Bar & Restaurant Collection Program
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BAR & RESTAURANT GLASS COLLECTION PROGRAM

Don’t Trash Glass  (DTG) partners include  Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), GlassKing Recycling and the Glass Recycling Foundation (GRF).  
More than 28 million glass bottles and jars needlessly end up in landfills each year

DTG, in participation with city bars and restaurants, aims to collect and divert glass containers  from landfills to be recycled into new bottles, fiberglass, and more.  DTG will work with different sponsors and partners in the recycling and glass manufacturing supply chain to move the collected material to processing and end markets.  


Don't Trash Glass (DTG) is a program of the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) in partnership with GlassKing Recycling, initially started in Phoenix, Arizona with a single sponsorship from Crescent Crown Distributing of Mesa, Arizona. The program organizes glass bottle pickup with city bars and restaurants to divert glass from landfills to be recycled into new bottles, fiberglass, and more.

Since its launch, DTG has expanded to the Chicago Area, where GPI anticipates the program will collect an average of about 20-plus tons per week. DTG aims to work with different sponsors and partners in the recycling and glass manufacturing supply chain to move the collected material to processing and end markets as well as make contributions to the Glass Recycling Foundation based on the tons collected.

Don't Trash Glass has received support from Lakeshore Recycling System (LRS), Strategic Materials Inc. (SMI) and O-I Glass.  Learn more about Don’t Trash Glass in Chicago in Resource Recycling, or follow the program’s latest progress on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information about the Don't Trash Glass program, or to inquire about partnering with DTG, contact us at:   donttrashglass@gpi.org.

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