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In the U.S., approximately 13.2 million tons of glass waste is
generated annually and about 22% of all glass beverage containers are
recycled. (62)

About 5 billion glass bottles and jars of all kinds are recycled each
year in the United States; a nearly 500% increase in the last ten
years. That represents about 2.5 billion pounds of glass that won't end
up in a landfill. (38)

We save over a ton of resources for every ton of glass recycled 1,330
lbs. of sand, 433 lbs. Of soda ash, 433 lbs. Of limestone and 151 lbs.
of feldspar. (21)

A ton of glass produced from raw materials creates 384 pounds of mining
waste. Using 50% recycled glass cuts waste by about 75%. (21)

Using recycled glass to make new glass cuts related air pollution by up
to 20%. (10)

Recycling 1 ton of glass saves the equivalent in energy of 10 gallons
of oil. (28)

Recycling a glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb
for 4 hours. (51)

Most bottles and jars contain at least 25% recycled glass. Glass never
wears out. It can be recycled forever. (21)

About 75% of the United States' glass is used for packaging. (21)

If all the glass bottles and jars collected through recycling in the
U.S. in 1994 were laid end to end, they'd reach the moon and half way
back to earth. (24)

Glass containers recycled in the U.S. in 1994 would fill 103,333
tractor-trailers. Bumper to bumper, they'd stretch from Dallas to Los
Angeles. (24)

Glass makes up about 8% of America's municipal waste. (21)