Recycling of glass bottles
The amount of glass bottle recycling is increasing every year, but the amount of recycling is huge and inestimable.
According to the glass packaging Association: the energy saved by recycling a glass bottle can make a 100 watt bulb light up for four hours, can let a computer run for 30 minutes, and can watch 20 minutes of TV programs, so recycling glass is a significant thing.
Glass bottle recycling saves energy, reduces the waste capacity of the landfill area, and can provide more raw materials for other products, including glass bottles. About 2.5 billion pounds of plastic bottles were recycled in 2009, with a recovery rate of only 28%, according to the national consumer plastic bottle report of the chemical products Council of the United States.