Glass Recycling

Processed Glass Aggregate Survey Report

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association is publishing a report summarizing examples of processed glass aggregate (PGA) use throughout the Northeast.  In June of 2020, NRRA launched a survey to collect examples of PGA use.  The survey garnered a total of 18 participants from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Vermont. Among the survey respondents, most indicated they used PGA for municipal projects with few having used it in private projects. There were no examples of PGA use in a state project.

Alternative Glass Markets for the Region’s Non-Bottle Bill Glass

Reagan Bissonnette, NRRA Executive Director, presented on NRRA's processed glass aggregate program at the Northeast Recycling Council's Glass Forum, which was held on Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 2.  She was joined by fellow panelists Patrick Grasso, Principal of Urban Mining NE and Herb Northrop, Chief Operations Officer for Aero Aggregates.  Brooke Nash, Branch Chief, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, served as moderator. 

Recycling, Solid Waste and Composting in NH – Current Issues & Trends

Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director of NRRA, joined a Nashua Regional Planning Commission meeting to present about current issues and trends with recycling, solid waste, and composting in New Hampshire.  The Nashua Regional Planning Commission's work is conducted primarily for the benefit of its 13 member municipalities that span the Souhegan Valley, Greater Nashua and Hudson/Pelham area in Southern New Hampshire.  NRRA members and members of the public in NRPC's service area were invited to attend this event.

Using Processed Glass Aggregate at Parsons Marsh Trail

Parsons Marsh Trail in Lenox, Massachusetts is a fully accessible trail managed by the Berkshire Natural Resources Council.  The trail was designed and built by Peter Jensen & Associates in 2018 to meet U.S.

Using Processed Glass Aggregate in Road and Infrastructure Projects

Did you know that you can use crushed glass in road and infrastructure projects in the place of virgin aggregate such as gravel? For communities with limited options for recycling glass in a cost effective manner, reusing glass locally can be a great alternative.

Recycling Markets Update

 

Do you have questions about the current recycling market after the Chinese recycling ban and changes since COVID-19?

Recycling markets collapsed when the Chinese government announced a ban on imports of many recyclables.  How have domestic markets responded?  What do raw material markets look for from suppliers?  Learn how markets are trending and how you can improve your standing with those markets today.

Science Cafe New Hampshire: Recycling and Waste Management

How much of New England's recyclables and waste are sent offshore to China? What are the challenges with dealing with other outside countries? NRRA Executive Director Reagan Bissonnette joined Science Cafe Nashua as a panelist to discuss questions about recycling and waste management. 

Let's Talk Trash - Solid Waste Challenges Facing Municipalities

Nearly 100 New Hampshire House representatives and members of the public attended this continuing education event with more watching via live stream.  Reagan Bissonnette, NRRA Executive Director, spoke about the current recycling markets and whether recycling is still worthwhile in New Hampshire.  Below is the agenda for the full event, including the times each section was addressed in the video recording.  

  1. Introduction

    Rep. Karen Ebel, Deputy Speaker of the House

The State of Recycling Markets in New Hampshire

The March/April 2020 issue of the New Hampshire Municipal Association's Town and City magazine featured a cover story by NRRA Executive Director, Reagan Bissonnette.  This article explains in detail the state of recycling markets in New Hampshire.  

How Does NRRA’s Glass Recycling Vendor Process Glass?

The food grade glass jars and bottles that NRRA's member collect and send to 2M Ressources in Canada are cleaned, crushed, and brought back to the United States to be made into fiberglass insulation.  Watch the video to learn more!

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