Weigh in on glass recycling

The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) is calling on haulers, material recovery facilities (MRFs), community program managers, recycling coordinators, glass processors, and end users and/or manufacturers to weigh in on glass recovery efforts before the September 22 deadline.

The survey collects aggregate data on types of glass collection programs, motivation for glass recycling, and challenges in community recycling programs.

Last conducted in 2020, this survey will provide a unique look at how glass recycling programs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and recent market conditions.

“This survey is extremely important and strong participation by local governments, glass manufacturers, and MRFs across the country is crucial to better understanding the challenges unique to the glass recycling industry,” said Scott DeFife of the Glass Packaging Institute and GRC Leadership Committee.

“This is the first time since 2020 that the GRC has performed this survey, and we are excited to compare the results to previous years to see how local programs are performing and what the GRC can do to help get more glass cullet into the supply chain.”

The survey data collected are compared to previous years’ surveys and provide a real-time snapshot of how glass is currently recycled, identify challenges in the glass recycling system, and help to inform the direction of future GRC efforts.

The survey is conducted online and managed by Resource Recycling Systems (RRS). Respondents will be asked to provide basic identification information like type of organization; providing specific contact information is optional and will not be included in the survey report. The survey report will be published and shared publicly later this year.

Interested participants can access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Glass2023.