DeFife to Lead Glass Recycling Foundation’s Executive Board

March 05, 2020

Scott DeFife, President of the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), was named President of the Glass Recycling Foundation’s (GRF) Executive Board. GRF’s vision is to increase recycling through sustainability education and best practices to ensure the maximum benefit for communities and the environment. Jennifer Cumbee of Ardagh Group was also named the newest member of the GRF Board. DeFife succeeds Lynn Bragg as Board President and joins Ron Holmes of Diageo and Laura Hennemann of Strategic Materials as officers of GRF’s Executive Board.

Glass Recycling Foundations Recieves $50,000 in Donations

February 06, 2020

Today, the Glass Recycling Foundation (GRF) announced two major donations totaling $50,000 from the Owens-Illinois (O-I) Charities Foundation and Diageo North America. The contributions will advance GRF through pilot projects which are leveraging best practices to improve glass recycling.

GRC Awards First MRF Glass Certifications

November 14, 2019

Today at the Texas Glass Recycling Workshop co-hosted by State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) and the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC), Balcones Resources and Sedona Recycles received the GRC’s MRF Glass Certification.  

Glass Recycling Coalition Launches MRF Glass Certification

September 16, 2019

According to a 2018 industry survey, more than 27% of material recovery facilities (MRFs) have glass clean-up equipment. The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC), a collaborative glass recycling organization, is launching the MRF Glass Certification to recognize effective programs.

NAIMA Announces 2018 Fiberglass Recycled Glass

July 31, 2019

According to the survey, U.S. manufacturers used 2.2 billion pounds of recycled glass in the production of residential, commercial, and industrial thermal and acoustical insulation - roughly equivalent to the amount of Municipal Solid Waste generated by 1 million people in the U.S. in a year. 
NAIMA Canada members together used 381 million pounds of recycled glass in the production of residential, commercial, industrial, and air handling thermal and acoustical insulation.

Glass Recycling Foundation Launched to Support Community Glass Programs

April 16, 2019

Today the first foundation focused solely on funding glass recycling initiatives was formed.  The Glass Recycling Foundation (GRF) is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization formed to provide and raise funds for localized and targeted assistance, demonstration and pilot projects that address gaps in the glass recycling supply chain across the United States.

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