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[greenyes] The environmental impacts of recycling glass
I disagree with your analogy, Bob. There is going to be a truck sent out to pick up your glass whether it goes to the landfill or to a processor.  Unless you are putting your garden rocks in your trash can, they can stay where they are while the glass must be hauled off. It is our choice whether our waste glass goes to the landfill or gets re-used.Camille ArmantroutMaui Recycling Group
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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