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GLASS RECYCLING UP 52 PERCENT IN NORTH CAROLINA IN 1991

 GLASS RECYCLING UP 52 PERCENT IN NORTH CAROLINA IN 1991
 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Recycling of glass in North Carolina reached a milestone in 1991. This year, nearly 300 million glass bottles and jars were kept out of landfills by recycling them into new glass containers.
 "To date, 1991 recycling of glass is up 52 percent over 1990," said Sig Huitt, executive director of the Carolinas Glass Recycling Program, an industry group based in Charlotte, which promotes glass recycling educational and informational efforts in the Carolinas.
 The success of glass recycling in North Carolina is part of a national trend. Through the efforts of the glass packaging industry, 30 percent of every glass container made in the United State now comes from recycled glass. The industry wants to increase that percentage to 50, Huitt said.
 An important factor in the growth of glass recycling, Huitt added, has been the success of curbside recycling programs across North Carolina. The programs allow residents to sort recyclable materials, such as glass, aluminum and paper into containers for curbside collection.
 "Curbside collection is the most convenient and cost-effective method to reduce solid waste by collecting a variety of recyclable materials from households," Huitt said. He also noted that glass is a popular material for recycling because it is 100 percent recyclable. Old glass containers can be made into new ones over and over again, thereby providing a true close-loop system.
 Glass manufacturing plants in North Carolina use recycled glass, or cullet, as a primary raw material in their manufacturing process. North Carolina glass manufacturing plants in Asheville, Henderson, Wilson and Winston-Salem make bottles and jars for beverages and foods.
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 /CONTACT: Sig Huitt, 704-332-2030, or Steve Meehan, 919-790-9438, both of Carolinas Glass Recycling Program/ CO: Carolinas Glass Recycling Program ST: North Carolina IN: SU:


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