Before Ripple Glass, Kansas Citians threw away 150 million pounds of perfectly good glass each and every year. To our dismay, this included millions of empty Boulevard bottles – lost forever, buried in local landfills.
Wait – area businesses use nearly 200 million pounds of recycled glass annually, why was it so hard to recycle glass? Because there was no nearby facility to process the glass. And why no local processor? Because, in classic chicken-and-egg fashion, there was no local recycling.
We finally got tired of being part of the problem. So, with the support of local companies and community organizations, we came up with a solution—Ripple Glass. Ripple’s state-of-the-art processing facility and innovative metro-wide collection system has given a big lift to glass recycling throughout Kansas City and the entire region.
Learn more about Ripple Glass here.