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Published on January 9, 2008

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Commodities Update: Glass Container Recycling:  Commodities Update: Glass Container Recycling Joe Cattaneo, President Glass Packaging Institute Virginia Recycling Association 2007 Annual Conference Williamsburg, VA May 1, 2007 Slide2:  The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is the trade association representing the North American glass container industry. 8 member manufacturers 33 associate member supplier companies www.gpi.org Glass Container Manufacturing 1997- 2006:  Glass Container Manufacturing 1997- 2006 Data reported in millions gross. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce Glass Container Shipments & Production Through March, 2007 :  Glass Container Shipments & Production Through March, 2007 Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census Data reported in thousands gross. One thousand gross = 144,000 2006 (est.) U.S. Glass Container Shipments By Category:  2006 (est.) U.S. Glass Container Shipments By Category 75% of glass container shipments are for beverages Non-Alcoholic Beverages Cosmetics, Fragrances, Pharmaceuticals 50 U.S. Glass Container Manufacturing Plants :  50 U.S. Glass Container Manufacturing Plants State # Per State California, Pennsylvania 5 Indiana 4 Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, 3 North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas Colorado, Missouri, New York, Virginia 2 Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, 1 Massachusetts , Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin Slide7:  66 Cullet Processors in 25 states 49 Glass Container Plants in 23 states Optical Sorting & Ceramic Detection Add-On Equipment at Cullet Processor Locations:  Optical Sorting & Ceramic Detection Add-On Equipment at Cullet Processor Locations Hayward, CA Madera, CA Vernon, CA San Leandro, CA Los Angeles, CA Sarasota, FL Chicago, IL Franklin, MA Bridgeport, NJ Raleigh, NC Ontario, NY Mt. Pleasant, PA Bethlehem, PA What is Glass?:  What is Glass? Sand – 68% Soda Ash – 12% Limestone – 10% What is Glass?:  What is Glass? Cullet – Recycled glass used at levels as high as 80% when available Benefits of Glass Packaging:  Benefits of Glass Packaging Sustainable Minimizes the use of raw materials and energy Endlessly recyclable in a closed loop system Ensures natural freshness and taste Nonporous and impermeable Almost a zero rate of chemical interaction Does not deteriorate, corrode, stain or fade Nontoxic and FDA-approved Only mass-produced packaging material to be recognized by the FDA as “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS) Glass Container Recycling:  Glass Container Recycling 100% recyclable Can be recycled again and again with no loss in quality or purity In 2005, 25.3% of glass container recycled Good for the environment recycling glass reduces consumption of raw materials, extends the life of plant equipment, and saves energy Lighter weight More than 40% lighter than 20 years ago. Benefits of Using Quality Cullet:  Benefits of Using Quality Cullet Over a ton of natural resources are saved for every ton of glass recycled. Energy costs drop about 2-3% for every 10% cullet used in the manufacturing process. For every six tons of recycled container glass used, one ton of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, is reduced. Glass has an unlimited life, it can be recycled over and over again. Primary Markets for Quality Cullet :  Primary Markets for Quality Cullet Glass bottles and jars Fiberglass Secondary Markets for Cullet:  Secondary Markets for Cullet Fluxes/Additives Countertops and floors Landscaping Brick manufacturing Filtration Roadbed Aggregate Landfill Cover Bead Frictionators Tile Sources for Recycled Glass Containers:  Sources for Recycled Glass Containers Drop-off Curbside (often three mix) Unused inventory In-house cullet Bar/restaurant programs Bottle Bill (currently 11 states) Curbside Options:  Curbside Options Single Stream: Glass commingled with fibers and other containers Dual Stream: Glass commingled with other containers Source Separated: Glass collected separately from other materials Challenges to Glass Container Recycling:  Challenges to Glass Container Recycling Collection and Quality Compaction Increase in single stream collection Processing and Quality Flow of materials Sorting equipment Negative sort Market Availability Uneven geographic dispersion of processing and end-markets Secondary uses and “diversion” are growing Cost Raw materials remain inexpensive, abundant Glass Industry Initiatives :  Glass Industry Initiatives Single Stream Best Practices Guide Bar/Restaurant recycling resources GPI monthly E-newsletters Education program Single Stream Best Practices Guide:  Single Stream Best Practices Guide Multi-industry effort to identify and encourage best practices for single stream recycling Available online at www.conservatree.org Best Practices for Glass Container Recycling :  Best Practices for Glass Container Recycling Diversion is not recycling Avoid using cullet as landfill cover Retain glass size during collection and processing Avoid crushing cullet Reduce compaction Step up quality control Know market specification Conduct inspections Protect stored cullet; keep color separated Provide contract incentives for recycling service providers shared revenue or penalties prescribe acceptable end-markets Include specific recycling goals *Source: Conservatree, Single Stream Best Practices Guide, 2006 New Source: Bar/Restaurant Recycling :  New Source: Bar/Restaurant Recycling Goal: Consistent supply of high quality cullet from restaurants, bars, and hotels Practical problems: Incentives to participate Economics for participating businesses Glass collection infrastructure Location of glass container markets Benefits: Lower disposal costs Environmental payoffs Customer recognition Bar/Restaurant Glass Recycling Kit:  Bar/Restaurant Glass Recycling Kit Target audience: Bars, restaurants, and hotels Other audiences: Local recycling officials Recycling collection companies Bar/Restaurant Commercial Glass Recycling Kit:  Bar/Restaurant Commercial Glass Recycling Kit Kit Contents: Steps to set up a commercial glass recycling program “Do’s and Don’ts” poster for employees Order/Download: Recycling bin labels “We Recycle Glass Bottles” downloadable art Worksheet to tally amount of glass generated Model programs in U.S. communities Bar/Restaurant Recycling in North Carolina:  Bar/Restaurant Recycling in North Carolina ABC Legislation - Requires all ABC permit holders to recycle containers by January 1, 2008 NC-SWANA ABC Recycling Workshops - Train the trainers workshop for recycling coordinators Promotional materials GPI, Land-of-Sky Regional Council and U.S. EPA developing bar/restaurant promotional materials Model Programs: Orange County, NC:  Model Programs: Orange County, NC Partners Orange County Over 100 restaurants Collection 40 tons/month of color-separated glass bottles, cans, and plastic One restaurant recycles over 60% of its waste (about 24 tons of food and 26 tons of bottles and cans) to save about $3K/yr in waste hauling fees Model Programs: Fort Collins, CO:  Model Programs: Fort Collins, CO Brown Bottle Recycling Program Partners City of Fort Collins New Belgium Brewing Company Rocky Mountain Bottle Collection About 15 businesses Collected in 65 gallon polycarts 2 tons/month Model Programs: Colorado Springs, CO:  Model Programs: Colorado Springs, CO Partners Rocky Mountain Bottle Independent hauler Collection 25-30 tons/month Recycled bottles go back into shipping boxes Over 25 bars/restaurants and Ft. Carson Mostly brown glass; small amount of green/clear separated out Hauler gets $50/ton delivered for amber glass Model Programs: Athens County, GA:  Model Programs: Athens County, GA Partners Athens Clarke County Solid Waste Department Athens Downtown Development Authority About 550 commercial businesses Collection Over 128 tons of commingled bottles and cans in 2003 Net cost to process recyclables $4.30/ton compared to $34/ton landfill Three mobile recycling stations/trailers are set out in three locations each evening 6-7 block area very dense (over 60 bars) Place in stations loose or clear bag Other Model Programs:  Other Model Programs San Luis Obispo County, CA - 100 bars/restaurants; 1.7 million beverage containers/yr Boulder, CO - over 400 businesses; about 3,000 lbs. of commingled containers/day Hickory, NC - about 14 bars/restaurant; one ton of source separated glass/week Tacoma, WA - about 20 tons/month glass from 370 commercial generators in 2003 GPI “Inside Glass Packaging” Monthly E-Newsletter:  GPI “Inside Glass Packaging” Monthly E-Newsletter What’s inside: News and trends Legislation Glass bottle recycling programs Organics and glass packaging Glass, sustainability, and the environment Glass Packaging Academic Program:  Glass Packaging Academic Program Lecture series Plant tours Interactive CD ROM Choose Glass Recycle Glass:  Choose Glass Recycle Glass www.gpi.org www.keepitorganic.org

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