Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Glass Recycling Suspended in Anchorage

The global market for recycled materials is bad right now. There are gluts of everything from cans to paper, but in Anchorage, where recycled glass has been piling up for months, the issue isn't global, it's local.

Recycling glass here has always been a problem. It costs too much to ship it out of state. And now most of the local market has dried up.

Glass recycling is no longer available in Anchorage. Everyone's bottles will end up in the landfill because no one has been able to figure out how to use recycled glass and make a profit.

So glass continues to pile up.

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