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Glass Recycling

Did you know that every month, we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill a giant skyscraper?

Join Curiosity Quest Goes Green host, Joel Greene on this quest to find out how glass bottles are recycled. This DVD begins at a plant that collects millions of glass bottles, where Greene learns how they are separated out and witnesses how they get broken and crushed. From there they are trucked out to one of the largest glass manufacturers in the world and Greene sees how all the bottles we recycle turn into “cullet” and become part of a recipe for brand new bottles. During the process you will see how the “cullet” and other ingredients are melted down into a river of molten hot lava and very quickly get pressed into a mold to become a new bottle. The best thing is that this process can be repeated over, and over, and over, and over….

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