Glass makes up 6.6 percent by weight and 1.5 percent by volume of the nation's solid waste stream.
Of the glass containers produced each year, 55 percent are clear, 38 percent are amber and 7 percent are green or blue.
The United States throws away enough glass every week to fill a 1,350-foot building, 100 feet taller than the Empire State Building.
Glass can be recycled forever. Unlike paper, glass is rigid and never wears.
This amount of sand could be used to lay 665 bricks (used to mix with mortar), or fill a small pick-up truck's bed.
This amount is equal to 2.65 cubic feet.
This amount could fill about half of a small pick-up truck's bed.
This amount of oil could keep the average car running for approx. 15,000 miles.
This amount of landfill space is about equal to a small commercial dumpster.
Each glass bottle recycled saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.