UK: Glass Recycling Scheme Taking Off

A doorstep glass recycling scheme in two Northumberland villages is proving to be a success. BBC reported that around 1,400 households in Longhoughton and Shilbottle were given a plastic box for bottles and jars at the beginning of August.

With eight out of 10 homes taking part, 24 tonnes of glass, or the equivalent of 48,000 bottles, has been collected.

Alnwick District Council is now considering whether to extend the scheme to other villages.

Natural resources

The glass is sent to a local waste company and recycled for the construction industry.

Terry Harkins, Alnwick District Council recycling officer, said: "The production of glass impacts heavily on the environment so it is up to us all to make that extra effort to recycle.

"It is made from sand, limestone, and soda ash - all natural resources which have to be quarried and cannot be replaced.

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