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What glass equipment did for one municipal program

A materials recovery facility spent $671,000 to buy and install glass cleanup equipment, which is generating $296,000 in annual savings. The project in Guelph, Ontario shows how investing in glass recovery technologies can pencil out favorably for MRFs.

Many MRFs struggle to manage glass collected in curbside carts. Often mixed up, broken and highly contaminated, the material costs U.S. sorting facilities about $150 million a year to manage, according to research funded by the Closed Loop Foundation.

In Ontario, the Continuous Improvement Fund (CIF) – a partnership of packaging producers and municipalities – has helped fund glass cleanup equipment projects at MRFs.

Click on the link to read the article posted on Resource Recycling by Jared Paben on 13 June 2017.