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Recycling glass? You may be doing it all wrong and here's why

EGLE is teaching residents how to properly recycle glass in Detroit


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Live in the D's  Kila Peeples ventured to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to learn more about how to recycle glass correctly. 

The EGLE "Know it Before you Throw It" campaign is helping people recycle glass the right way.

Here are the rules for recycling glass containers

1.) Rinse your container before throwing it in the recycle bin.

2.) Separate tops and lids from jars.

What happens after you recycle glass?

Peeples also visited the Schupan recycling plant to see how the recycled glass is processed. 

Schupan's process for glass is very thorough. The glass comes from the retailer to the processing plant. Then it's separated by green, brown and clear. Next, it proceeds up to the glass crushers. After that, the glass is sent to glass recyclers in Dearborn. 

Over 140 million pounds of glass is recycled per year at Schupan Recycling in Wixom. Because of Michigan's deposit law, Michiganders have a 90% recycling rate, one of the best in the country.

Remember, recycling clean materials leads to successful recycling!

To learn more about EGLE's campaign and find tips on how to recycle products, visit recyclingraccoons.org.

To learn more about the Schupan Recycling Company visit, schupan.com.