December 21 2021
ICYMI this holiday season, we’re sharing facts, oddities, and other sustainable conversation starters to make your holiday events a bit more memorable. Today is a "Part 2" about the power (literally) of recycling. This time with glass bottles!
A glass bottle of water has more power than meets the eye. Recycling a single glass bottle can actually power a reading lamp for 4 whole hours. (That's like one Harry Potter book's worth of energy).
We use over 28 billion glass bottles and jars per year–enough to fill up the Empire State Building with glass bottles every three weeks. Can you guess how many hundreds of years worth of power we could generate If they all got efficiently recycled? Whaddya wager?
P.S. Let us know what movie you're going to read with that 4 hours of recycled glass bottle reading lamp energy 💡.