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Re: [greenyes] The environmental impacts of recycling glass
Using the negative sort from glass recycling facilities as an aggregate may 
be reasonable.  The glass has to go somewhere and, properly processed, it has 
been shown to work as aggregate.  And it facilitates the portion that's 
recycled into containers.

Collecting glass EXCLUSIVELY to use as aggregate just doesn't pass the smell 
test.  I'm certain I generate at least 100 pounds of rocks a year out of my 
garden.  That's more than the average American generates of container glass.  
Should the city send a 40 ton diesel truck by to pick up my 2 pounds of rock 
a week?  Even as part of an overall recycling program, picking up rock 
door-to-door sure sounds like an environemental net negative.

Bob Kirby





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