Chapter 16. California Recycling Update

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Lee H. Wiegandt

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313923.ch16

Proceedings of the 52nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 52nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Wiegandt, L. H. (1994) California Recycling Update, in Proceedings of the 52nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313923.ch16

Author Information

  1. California Glass Recycling Corporation Carmichael, CA 95608

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375136

Online ISBN: 9780470313923

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Keywords:

  • separation;
  • resources;
  • recycling;
  • legislation;
  • demonstrations

Summary

Growth in the recycling rate of food and beverage containers diverted from the California waste stream has been nothing short of phenomenal over the last five years. Fewer than 100 000 tons of these containers were diverted from the waste stream in 1985, the first year for which reliable statistics are available. 500 000 tons were recovered in 1990, and it appears that 600 000 tons will be recovered during 1991.