What happens to recycled glass?

06/25/2013 | National Public Radio · National Public Radio

More recycled glass is being reused in the production of new glass bottles, a process outlined in this article and accompanying video. First, glass is separated from plastic bags, bottle caps and other items, then sorted by color by optical sorting machines. Crushed glass then is sold to plants where it is mixed with soda ash, sand and limestone, heated, molded and made into new bottles.

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