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Owens-Illinois sees a recycling record.

Owens-Illinois sees a recycling record

Owens-Illinois, Inc., announced it has reached a recycling milestone in 1990 by keeping more than a million tons of glass bottles and jars out of landfills through recycling.

In all, the company's Owens-Brockway Glass Containers unit recycled more than 1.1 million tons of used glass containers, or more than 4.5 billion bottles and jars, in 1990. Compared to 1989's figures, that number represented an 18-percent increase and was more than five times the amount of glass containers the company recycled in 1980.

Glass recycling is expected to continue to grow at double-digit rates in the '90s, according to John Hodges, a vice president at Owens-Illinois and manufacturing manager of Owens-Brockway.

An important factor in the growth, Hodges said, has been the success of curbside recycling programs, which allow residents to sort recyclable materials such as glass, aluminum and paper into separate containers for collection. Curbside recycling programs now serve an estimated 40 million American households in nearly 1,600 communities.
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Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Mar 18, 1991
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