Don't Trash Glass - Chicago, IL

CHICAGO - An initial eight-week pilot was funded in part by the Glass Recycling Foundation (GRF) in partnership with Legacy Marketing and Constellation Brands, the parent company of Corona Beer.  Constellation Brands wanted to make glass recycling and education a part of Corona’s Protect Our Beaches program.  Memorial Day Weekend 2021 kicked off the public outreach phase of the pilot at several Chicago, IL venues. The Corona Crusher machine engaged consumers in the importance of glass recycling and demonstrated how glass could be recycled into material for beach restoration -- just one application of glass repurposing in certain areas -- and venues participating also had the opportunity to recycle all their glass through Don't Trash Glass with the additional support and partnership of Lakeshore Recycling System (LRS), Strategic Materials Inc (SMI) and OI, Glass.