Council reflects on glass recycling efforts

Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke says the city is now the second largest glass recycler in Australia.The city council supplies a Coomera-based company with discarded glass and it recycles between 130 and 300 tonnes of the material each week for export.

Councillor Clarke says it is a major saving on landfill and a Queensland first."We now are heading the rest of the country, but for Geelong [in Victoria], with total recycling of glass," he said.

"We were virtually burying 150 tonnes or so each week. We could only recycle 18 per cent of the total that people put in their bins.

"Now we are able to recycle 98 per cent - virtually recycle the whole caboose."

600450 Council reflects on glass recycling efforts
Date: 23 June 2005

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