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The Glass Packaging Institute boosts glass bottle recycling

The Glass Packaging Institute's (GPI) second-annual Recycle Glass Week, held during 12 – 18 September 2010, united communities across the US with glass container manufacturers, suppliers, and recyclers around local events to build awareness and boost glass bottle recycling.

With 55 awareness activities in 20 states, Recycle Glass Week created buzz across the country that recycling glass bottles and jars has powerful environmental and energy saving benefits.

Glass Packaging Institute president Joseph Cattaneo said Recycle Glass Week events are proving a powerful tool to bring attention to the value of glass container recycling and ultimately help to reach the goal of using 50% recycled glass in the manufacture of new containers by the end of 2013.

“Reuse of post-consumer recycled glass containers minimizes consumption of raw materials, lessens the industry’s demand for energy, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions,” Cattaneo added.