The Ontario Waste Diversion Organization is helping to develop new markets for green glass collected via the province’s Blue Box recycling program. When Molson Breweries moved production of green-bottled beer for export from Barrie to Montreal, Quebec, the move triggered a halt in production of green bottles at the Consumers Packaging Inc. Brampton facility, which shifted production to its New Brunswick plant. The most significant market development is a move on the part of Consumers Glass this week to accept 700 tonnes a month or 8,400 tonnes annually of municipally-collected coloured (green) glass at its Brampton and Milton plants to use in the production of amber glass. For more information, see the Breaking News on Green Glass web site, linked to www.solidwastemag.com.
Contact Geoff Rathbone at 416-594-3456, ext. 240