The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) has released an online decision-making tool aimed at helping recycling program managers evaluate how to optimize glass recycling. Developed with the help of GRC members and guidance from the GRC’s Government Advisory Council, the tool is equipped with best practices, interactive data, contract considerations and more.
“We’ve heard from municipalities that feel they don’t have options for glass recycling in their communities,” said Katie Wallace of New Belgium Brewing and GRC Leadership. “To address these concerns, this tool provides resources, and examples of communities that are making glass recycling work, through collection, processing and access to end-markets,” said Wallace.
The decision-making tool walks the user through a series of questions to assess the state of glass recycling in their communities. After each question, a link is provided to a related resource or tool, including the following:
- Collection Best Practices
- Collection vs. Recovered Calculators
- Environmental Benefits
- Case Studies
- Glass Cleaning Options
- Funding Resources
- Interactive Map with Glass Processing, End Markets, and Drop-off Locations
- Additional End Market Possibilities
- Contract Consideration Information
- Policy Map