MARION, Ohio (AP) -- Ohioans aren't recycling nearly as much glass as major manufacturers seek for repurposing, and an environmental administrator says the state is trying to boost that market by getting more bars and taverns to recycle.
Terrie TerMeer of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency tells The Marion Star (http://ohne.ws/17kr2FE ) 90 percent of container glass is sent to landfills instead of being recycled and repurposed. To address that, TerMeer says Ohio has added drop-off centers and reached out to places that likely have lots of leftover glass containers.
A local recycling official in Marion says a pilot program involving 31 bars yielded 2.5 tons of glass weekly. Similar programs are planned in Columbus and Cleveland.
An EPA report in 2011 said Ohio's shortfall in recycled glass was as much as 185,000 tons annually.
Information from: The Marion Star, http://www.marionstar.com