Glass Recycling Foundation to Partner with Constellation Brands for Chicago Glass Recycling Pilot & Outreach

 

Glass Recycling Foundation to Partner with Constellation Brands for Chicago Glass Recycling Pilot & Outreach

More than 28 million glass bottles and jars end up in landfills each year.

Although glass is endlessly recyclable, too many bottles never make it to the recycling bin and end up wasted in landfills. Recycling is one of the top actions we can take to simultaneously improve the environment, economy, and sustainable manufacturing. And in turn, prevent waste from going into oceans and onto beaches.

Corona is doing its part to help preserve the environment and protect our beaches by partnering with the Glass Recycling Foundation (GRF) to deliver the Protect Our Beaches glass recycling initiative. The Glass Recycling Foundation will help to kick off a pilot program to recycle glass bottles at Chicago-based bars and restaurants, including an interactive experience that sheds light on the need for glass recycling and helps crush the problem by turning empty bottles into sand. So, in addition to recycling tons of glass, this initiative will also create a much-needed resource that will be used to make new bottles in a more eco-friendly way.

Kicked off Memorial Day weekend the following bars throughout the Chicagoland area:

  • May 29th—Palmer Place, 56 S. LaGrange Rd., LaGrange; Kenny’s Tavern, 917 W. 55th St, Countryside; Salerno’s Pizzeria, 9301 W. 63rd St, Hodgkins
  • May 30th — Rafferty’s Pub, 10901 Joliet Rd., LaGrange; Marlin’s, 7236 39th St., Lyons; Vintage Lounge, 1447 W Taylor St, Chicago

Upcoming dates and locations:

  • June 4th – 115 Bourbon St. (3359 W. 115th St., Marionette Park), Fattie’s (14420 John Humphrey Dr., Orland Park), Krapil’s (6600 W. 111th St., Worth)
  • June 5th – Oak Forest Bowl (15240 S. Cicero Ave, Oak Forest), JW Hollsteins (17358 Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park), At the Office (4901 Cal Sag Rd., Crestwood)

The GRF recognizes that there are many ways to use recycled glass and beach restoration is one of them, in addition, bottles can become new bottles, fiberglass, construction aggregate, sandblasting, and more.

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