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SWITZERLAND: Swiss citizens collect waste glass for recycling

Swiss citizens collected 293,700 tons of waste glass for recycling in 2001, representing 40.4 kg per head of the population, Swiss glass recycling company Vetro-Recycling said. The volume of glass rec…

Swiss citizens collected 293,700 tons of waste glass for recycling in 2001, representing 40.4 kg per head of the population, Swiss glass recycling company Vetro-Recycling said. The volume of glass recycled represented 91.7% of overall domestic glass consumption. 97,900 tons of recycled glass was used in the production of new bottles, 118,000 tons were exported and 77,700 tons were processed into sand and gravel substitutes for the construction industry.

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