The Northeast Recycling Council will host a free webinar—Finding Opportunity in MRF Glass. The challenge of finding high end markets for recycled glass from single stream Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) has been the topic of many discussions in the recycling arena. Single stream MRFs take in mixed recyclables and sorts and bales them for processors and manufacturers. The condition and age of a MRF’s sorting equipment will dictate the condition of the resulting glass. Generally, glass from single stream MRFs needs additional processing to clean it up for high value end markets (bottles and fiberglass). And in the case of the Northeast US, available high end markets are few.
NERC’s webinar will feature several new resources focusing on the primary issues currently facing glass recovered from MRFs.