Kansas City Glass Recycling Effort Spreads Across Five States

Published: 16 August 2011
Category: Recycling

According to “News Tribune,” the demand for crushed glass is so high a small glass recycling project begun in Kansas City in 2009 has grown to a business that crushes about 20,000 tons of glass a year, some shipped in from cities in five states. Besides the 80 collection bins it has throughout the Kansas City metro area, Ripple Glass is shipping in glass from more than a dozen cities in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Arkansas. In January, it began collecting glass from about 70 bars and restaurants in Kansas City’s urban core and is preparing to expand that effort into southern Johnson County.

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