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Change needed in policy, consumer habits to boost glass recycling

Even though glass is a more stable market compared to the recycling of other materials, the US has a lower rate of glass recycled compared to other countries such as Spain or the UK. To boost glass recycling in the US, government policy needs to address dual-stream recycling -- which results in far higher recycling rates for glass -- and educating consumers on glass collection and recycling, says Joseph Cattaneo, a Glass Packaging Institute spokesperson.

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