Each time we throw out glassware we probably dont consider where that glass ends up or how long it can take for the glass to degrade silica is the major component of sand we know thanks to the helpful aforementioned info that sand is one of the key ingredients in glass silica also happens to be one of the most stable minerals on earth which means its pretty hard to break down. Before you deposit the next beer or wine bottle into your blue bin here are a few things to know about recycling your favorite sand based product it has the quickest turnaround of any curbside product back on store shelves in as little as 30 days theres a strong market for recycled glass and . The glass is then sent back to the shops ready to be used again glass does not degrade through the recycling process so it can be recycled again and again what can you find on the recycling guide. We should recycle glass to make terrazzo and landscapingetc otherwise it takes 3000 years for glass to biodegrade. What not to recycle not all glass can be recycled the following items should not be placed into your recycling bin any glass contaminated with stones dirt and food waste ceramics such as dishware ovenware and decorative items heat resistant glass such as pyrex mixed colors of broken glass mirror or window glass metal or plastic
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