Recycled glass beverage containers are used in fibreglass insulation for homes and paving materials.

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Celebrating 85%
Posted: June 22, 2016

Our return rate has reached 85% - the goal set by the Government of Alberta for the beverage container recycling industry. This significant achievement means our province has one of the highest return rates in North Ameria. Read more...

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Where do containers go?

Each beverage container material type has unique processes and energy requirements for both manufacturing and recycling. The amount of energy saved in recycling varies by material type. For example, recycling aluminum requires just 5% of the energy used to create the original products from virgin material, while plastic recycling requires 30% and glass around 70%. Some of the commercially useful products that come from Alberta’s recycled beverage containers include: new containers, fleece jackets, fibreglass insulation, cardboard boxes and construction re-bar.

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