Québec is tackling the challenges of glass recycling with major investments and a plan driven by green economy principles
A true first in North America, the Innovative Glass Works Plan set out by Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) puts forward a practical solution for 100% of the glass collected through curbside recycling in Québec.
This fall, ÉEQ revealed the names of the five centres that will test cutting-edge glass cleaning and sorting equipment in conditions that are specific to the Québec context. Ten market studies are also underway to determine the potential of different outlet initiatives for the glass collected from co-mingling bins.
The Innovative Glass Works Plan is funded with €4.8 M contributed by the companies that market containers, packaging and printed matter in Québec and which finance municipal curbside recycling services.
For more information, go to www.ecoentreprises.qc.ca/glass