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  • Rumpke earns award for glass recycling process

    Rumpke’s unique glass recycling process earned First Place in the Service to Society category at the annual Innovation Index Awards, presented by the Dayton Business Journal and the Dayton Development Coalition.

  • Ardagh’s glass recycling method earns national award

    Ardagh Group, along with its glass recycling partner, has been recognized for their pioneering achievements at the prestigious National Recycling Awards 2015.

  • O-I to acquire Vitro’s glass business for $2.15 billion

    Owens-Illinois, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V., to acquire Vitro’s food and beverage glass container business in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $2.15 billion.

  • Baton Rouge kicks glass recycling

    The city of  Baton Rouge in Louisiana has negotiated a new recycling contract with Progressive Waste Solutions. The new contract eliminated the option for residents to recycle glass beginning this fall.

  • Recycling glass into building materials

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    Glass comes into our homes, commercial buildings and vehicles in the form of windows, doors, countertops, floors, fixtures, other building materials and in an endless stream of glass containers.

  • Nulife Glass opens glass recycling unit

    Nulife Glass will invest $5.9 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the City of Bristol.

  • Safelite AutoGlass recycled more than 1.3 million windshields in 2014

    Safelite AutoGlass, a provider of windshield replacements, recycled more than 1.3 million windshields in 2014, saving more than 23,000 tons of waste from the landfill.

  • Ardagh Group manufacturing facility achieves certification

    Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, a division of Ardagh Group and a producer of glass containers for the food and beverage industries in the U.S., said that its Burlington, Wisconsin, plant achieved ISO 14001:2004 Certification.

  • Massachusetts voters reject expanded bottle deposit bill

    Voters in Massachusetts turned down a proposal calling for an expansion of the state’s bottle deposit law.

  • Dayton glass recycling plant celebrates anniversary

    Ten years ago, Rumpke Recycling opened a unique facility in Dayton that has been key to keeping more than 190,000 tons of glass out of landfills.

  • Las Vegas bans glass bottles on strip

    Clark County commissioners approved an ordinance that will ban open glass bottles on the Las Vegas Strip to cut down on litter and the ability to use the glass as a weapon.

  • Survey shows material use

    The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) announced the results of a recent survey of its members’ use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products in 2013.

  • Saint-Gobain and Central to make automotive glass

    Saint-Gobain and Central Glass Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement to create a joint venture in Indonesia that will specialize in automotive glass. A plant will be built east of Jakarta to meet the Indonesian automotive market’s rapid growth. The new facility is scheduled to come on stream in 2016 and will have an annual production capacity of 500,000 windshields. The agreement is subject to the approval of the anti-trust authorities.

    Saint-Gobain and Central Glass have been working jointly in the field of automotive glass since 2002 in Japan, and 2012 in China. The investment in Indonesia marks a milestone for Saint-Gobain’s growth strategy in Asia and emerging countries.

    Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Industrial Emissions Directive forces European glass factories to invest in modernizations

    By 2020, around 14 billion EUR will be invested in European glass factories.