Texas Glass Recycling Summit

November 13, 2019

Wednesday | November 13th | 10:00 AM (CST)
CAPCOG, Austin, TX 78744
Join STAR and the Glass Recycling Coalition for an interactive workshop covering Texas glass recycling. Stakeholders from across the state and beyond will gather and work together to advance glass recycling in Texas, including a possible pilot project.
Workshop participants include:
End of Waste Foundation
Balcones Resources
Global Fiberglass Solutions
EPA-Region 6
Strategic Materials
Pratt Industries
FCC Environmental 
More to come!
STAR member
$10 • 5 Guest Limit
STAR member tickets include lunch and members receive a discounted ticket price of only $10!

Carolinas Glass Recycling Summit

December 10, 2019

Come learn why glass and glass recycling is valuable to your community.  Glass is one of the most - if not the most - sustainable materials.  Glass can be endlessly reused with environmental, health, and economic benefits. 


CRA, NC DEACS, and Strategic Materials are partnering to present this FREE forum and we will cover topics including: the importance of glass recycling, ABC Law, recycled glass end markets, success stories & collection ideas, and grant programs.  We will feature speakers from Ardagh Glass, North America Insulation Manufacturing Association, NC DEACS, Rowan County, Sonoco, Strategic Materials, and Union County. (Lunch is included and sponsored by Strategic Materials)    


Tuesday, December 10 - 10:00am to 2:00pm 

Strategic Materials 

2606 Wilco Blvd. Wilson, NC 27893 

Washington Metro Council of Governments Recycling Committee

July 18, 2019

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Recycling Committee meeting is Thursday, July 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The meeting topic will be Glass Recycling. I have attached the agenda.
Helen Lee, Environmental Program Manager, City of Alexandria
Mary Ann Remolador, Assistant Director & Event Organizer (via webinar)
Northeast Recycling Council, Inc.
Bill Clark, Regional Sourcing Development Manager Strategic Materials, Inc.
Mike Smaha, Director of U.S. Government Affairs
Owens-Illinois, Inc.

NERC: What's up with Bottle Bills

July 17, 2019

NERC's Bottle Bills—Benefits and Challenges webinar will explore some of today's most popular discussion points for bottle bills. Susan Collins, President of the Container Recycling Institute, will present what’s happening with bottle bills globally, nationally, and within the Northeast states. Chris Nelson, Supervising Environmental Analyst of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Environmental Protection, will provide us with the details about Connecticut's existing and proposed expansion to its Bottle Bill and how it may relate to a packaging EPR Bill. Also, as someone who has been responsible for operating MRFs in bottle bill and non-bottle bill states, Sarah Reeves, Executive Director of the Chittenden Solid Waste District in Vermont will discuss her first-hand experience about the effect that Bottle Bills can have on MRF revenues

Resource Recycling Conference

October 29, 2019

Concurrent C: Deep Dive Into Glass
3:30 – 5:00 P.M. / Grand Ballroom AB

A number of communities have recently removed glass from the accepted-materials lists in their curbside programs. But others are finding ways to bring the material back or evolve management in other ways. This in-depth discussion gets into the details around glass problems and possibilities.

  • Jim Nordmeyer, Vice President of Global Sustainability, Owens-Illinois

  • Andrea Rodríguez-Piñero, Technical Director, FCC Environmental Services

  • Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director, Northeast Resource Recovery Association

  • Archie Filshill, CEO, AeroAggregates

October 22 - 24, 2018 | Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch | St Louis, Missouri

Glass Problems Conference

October 22, 2018

Hosted November 5–8, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 79th Conference on Glass Problems (GPC) is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, attracting glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions. In fact, the 2017 event was the largest in its history. The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), in partnership with Alfred University, co-organize the conference. The GPC is devoted to the technical issues facing professionals responsible for the successful operations of glass manufacturing companies and features two full days of invited and contributed talks.

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Recovery Rates of High-Quality Recycled Glass around the World

May 29, 2018

Join our June 7, 2018, special webcast that focuses on yields of furnace ready glass around the globe. Learn more about the per capita glass recovery rates from top experts.

We’ll cover findings of recent CRI studies about:

  1. Glass recycling rates by country;

  2. Furnace-ready glass generated by recycling;

  3. Percentage of glass in single-stream curbside tonnage, and Much More!

We’ll provide answers to the most frequently asked questions, such as:

  • How many pounds of glass per capita are generated?

  • What are the recovery rates of glass?

  • What is the effect of contamination?

  • How can glass recycling be improved?

  • How can MRFs, glass processors and brand-owners work together to create success?

  • How do container deposit laws impact glass redemption?

Susan V. Collins, President of CRI, will moderate a panel of experts.

Glass Recycling Solutions and the role of Fiberglass as a Consumer and Industrial End Market

April 26, 2018

Recycled glass is a valuable commodity in the manufacture of fiberglass. Community recycling programs and businesses are finding innovative ways to collaborate to collect and process recycled glass for this and other markets. Learn more about glass recycling solutions and the fiberglass end market in this upcoming webinar. 

New MRF Glass Resources

May 16, 2018

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) will host the webinar, New MRF Glass Resources on May 16th at 2 – 3:30 p.m. (eastern).  The webinar will explore the findings of the Closed Loop Fund’s (CLF) recent MRF Glass Study, Governmental Advisory Associates’ MRF data that informed CLF’s Study, CLF’s tool for assisting MRFs and municipalities to calculate the financial return based on their glass recycling set up, and an overview of Aero Aggregates’ use of recycled glass to make a foam glass aggregate.

NERC Spring Conference

April 03, 2018

Figuring out the latest information about recycling markets and how each of us can promote recycling market development may seem like difficult tasks.  NERC's upcoming Workshop—Markets or Bust—will address both of these topics and make them easier to understand.  In addition to learning from the experts, attendees will also experience first-hand how each of us can play a role in promoting recycling market development.   

NRC Recycling Markets Development Workshop Series

April 04, 2018

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) announced today that it will be holding a series of workshops around the country to address recycling markets development.  NRC, a national voice for recycling issues, is hosting these workshops to allow participants within the targeted region to learn how to attract and develop new and local markets for recycling materials.   ​

CAFR Glass Recycling in the Commercial Sector

March 20, 2018

A round table to increase commercial glass collection and recycling

March 20, 2018 
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM


Glass is one of the few materials in Colorado for which the necessary infrastructure and end markets are in place to have a closed-loop system. Yet, we are still sending a lot of glass to Colorado landfills because consumers and businesses are disposing of glass in the trash. This round table focuses on the obstacles in the way of capturing glass in the commercial sector and will develop one tangible, actionable and measurable project for members to work on over the next 12 months that contributes to increased commercial glass collection and recycling.

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