The Future Of Glass In Lubbock

BY NICOLE IPSON | July 21, 2017

 

Earlier this year the city of Lubbock hit a small snag with its recycling equipment. Sadly machinery failure has caused the city to cease collection of glass. Situations such as this will always be a hard hit to people anywhere who recycle. Quite a lot of glass goes through each house hold on a daily basis. However, with the help of Texas Tech & 123 Recycling, we have taken up the challenge to keep glass recycling up and waste down!

Texas Tech has locations on campus where students and community members alike can drop off recyclables including glass. Currently, curb side pickup is offered through 123 Recycling to help make life for the community of Lubbock easier. Even though the city at this moment in time isn’t able to take glass they are still accepting all other recyclables! They are still promoting the green way of life so that everyone can help keep Lubbock clean.

Slowly people are starting to pay attention to the worlds current status, and it can be hard when you don’t directly see the impact. As stated by Recycle Across America “More than 28 billion glass bottles and jars end up in landfills every year — that is the equivalent of filling up two Empire State Buildings every three weeks.” That fact alone should inspire people to want to help and reduce waste.

 

Glass Fact: Waste No More!

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Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours, power a computer for 30 minutes, or a television for 20 minutes! 123 Recycling has been created because of facts like these to help make recycling as easy as possible. We want to help you help the world. Join us in the fight today!

 

 

References:

Recycle Across America, “General Recycling Facts”, RecycleAcrossAmerica.org. 26 June 2017

Shoplet, “Recycling 101: Glass Recycling Facts”, Michelle Liu, Shoplet.com.  05 January 2016

Art/Images By- © 2017, Nicole Ipson