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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Historic City of Exeter in Devon England Recycles ALL Their Glass

162,000 tonnes of glass recycled in Exeter after Christmas celebrations

By Anne Byrne

We may be in a recession, fuel prices may be going through the roof, and Exeter may have had its worst snowfall for more than 20 years, but on the evidence of the bottles gathered from city bottle banks, we all had a very merry Christmas.

Exeter's recycling officers, who are used to seeing bottles pile up week after week, said they had never seen anything like it.

A year ago, between December 29, 2009 and January 13, 2010 the bottle banks took deposits of 146,000 tonnes of glass. Over the same period this year, 162,000 tonnes were deposited.

And all of Exeter's recycled glass stays in this country – the green glass goes to Cwmbran in South Wales to be made into fibreglass while the clear and brown is sent to Kirby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, for re-processing.

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