Costly sorting process hinders Oregon glass recycling

12/2/2013 | SeattlePI.com

Glass placed in recycling containers in Oregon often ends up in landfills, where it is used to aid drainage, instead of being used to make new bottles. Oregon's only glass bottle plant, operated by Owens-Illinois, only accepts glass that has been color-sorted, which can be cost-prohibitive. Some companies currently pay to ship glass to California for sorting, but eCullet is planning a Portland plant next year to locally sort commingled glass.

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