Not all colored glass can be recycled

Are beer drinkers more environmentally conscious than wine drinkers? Not to whine about wine, but the recycling rate for wine bottles is 34 percent nationwide versus 41 percent for beer and soda bottles, according to the Glass Packaging Institute.

The biggest reason for this difference is that many states, including California, exclude wine bottles from “bottle bills.” You can sell any empty beer bottle to a local recycling center for 5 cents (or 10 cents for bottles over 24 ounces), but most recyclers will not pay you anything for wine bottles.Read more here.Are beer drinkers more environmentally conscious than wine drinkers? Not to whine about wine, but the recycling rate for wine bottles is 34 percent nationwide versus 41 percent for beer and soda bottles, according to the Glass Packaging Institute.    

The biggest reason for this difference is that many states, including California, exclude wine bottles from “bottle bills.” You can sell any empty beer bottle to a local recycling center for 5 cents (or 10 cents for bottles over 24 ounces), but most recyclers will not pay you anything for wine bottles.

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Date: 29 August 2013
Source: www.mpacorn.com

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