Interesting video on how glass is recycled (via Marginal Revolution).

At the end, of the video the guys says, “the interesting things is if you buy a Snapple bottle in New York and turn it back in through one of the recycling bins, we’ll turn it into another Snapple bottle.”

I did find that interesting that it must be cheaper and easier to break down the bottle and remake it than it is to wash it and reuse it.


2 thoughts on “Recycling

  1. perhaps liability is included in the cost? would a jury be more likely to award a person who had cut their lip on a ‘used’ bottle than a new one?


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