Glass Recycling

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?

100% of the clean glass jars and bottles that NRRA and its members sends up to 2MR in Canada is eventually shipped back to the United States in the form of insulation.  Watch the video to learn more!

PGA - Crushing Glass in New London, NH

Glass crushing equipment in action at the New London, NH facility.

What is Processed Glass Aggregate?

It's hard to imagine, but glass is made from sand, a high quality sand, called silica. It's mind, cleaned, melted and then molded, into any number of products. From one of a kind works of art to everyday products, such as bottles. In our throwaway society, many of the glass bottles we use are discarded after just one use, less material and not chemically harmful to the environment. It's nevertheless an inefficient use of resources to put energy and materials into making bottles or use just one time. Glass recycling programs turn bottles back into bottles, are popula

NRRA Glass Host Site in Dennis, MA

The Town of Dennis, MA is a member of NRRA and a host site for one of NRRA's host sites for processed glass aggregate (PGA).  This video explains how this PGA site was established, how the glass is crushed into aggregate, and how the material can be used in local road and infrastructure projects.  

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