The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) Begins Outreach to Municipal Recycling Leaders

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The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) Begins Outreach to Municipal Recycling Leaders with New Glass Recycling Resource

Flyer explores avenues and options for glass recycling

Arlington, VA (May 12, 2021) – The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) today released an important resource for municipal recycling leaders, “Questions Municipal Recycling Leaders Should Ask About Glass Recycling.” The flyer educates local governments on glass recycling options and helps determine the best direction for satisfying residents’ expectations to recycle glass. It also includes links to support research and urges early collaboration with glass end-markets that are often closer than local leaders are led to believe.

GPI’s outreach to local leaders builds off the recently announced initiative, “A Circular Future for Glass,” a ten-year plan to raise the U.S.’s glass recycling rate to 50 percent and boost the average use of recycled content in domestically made glass containers.

“Glass bottles and jars are 100% and endlessly recyclable, and there are many options for municipalities to keep glass in their programs,” said GPI President Scott DeFife. “Before any decisions are made that will impact the community, it is important for local leaders to understand the variety of avenues and options for glass recycling that may work for their residents. This new flyer is the first of many resources that GPI will provide to municipal leaders to clarify the misinformation and limited options frequently presented to them during contract negotiations, which leave the impression that eliminating glass is the only way to sustain their recycling programs.”

GPI looks forward to working closely with communities across the country to improve glass recycling systems. You can explore other case studies, funding opportunities, and end markets by exploring GPI’s partner sites, The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) and the Glass Recycling Foundation (GRF).