Houston's move to remove glass from the curbside stream kills a planned multi-million-dollar industry investment there, according to an executive at glass processing company Strategic Materials.
"If the City of Houston isn't committed to recycling, then we're not going to spend the money," Curt Bucey told Resource Recycling. "We [will] save our $8 million now."
Bucey, executive vice president of industry strategy and growth at Houston-based Strategic Materials, is among the glass-recycling advocates fuming at the announcement of a proposed two-year agreement between Houston and Waste Management (WM) removing glass from curbside collections. The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) called the move "bad public policy."