In late April, this year, Ripple reached its most significant milestone yet! With your help, Ripple recycled its BILLIONTH BOTTLE! ! Throughout April and leading up to the billionth bottle, Ripple Glass surprised recyclers with small prizes at Ripple Glass collection points. The month culminated with Ripple’s billionth bottle recycler. On April 27, Ripple Glass…

This Spring, Kansas City’s own Burns & McDonnell opened its doors and hearts to Ripple Glass and encouraged its employees to start (or continue!) recycling glass. Ripple’s partnership with Burns & McDonnell is a natural one, as they share many of our values and enthusiasm about recycling and living green (and purple). “As an employee…

The Kansas City Zoo’s annual fundraiser, Jazzoo, was June 2nd. More than 70 restaurants donated delicious bites to the event’s 5,000 attendees, and Ripple Glass helped the event’s 250 volunteers recycle glass. As one of KC’s most popular benefit events, “Jazzoo” and its patrons help feed the 1,700 animals at the Zoo and support its…

By Sam Radbil, Guest Blogger Americans create more than 250 million U.S. tons of trash every year — for reference, the RMS Titanic weighed just 50,700 U.S. tons. That means U.S. citizens are throwing out the equivalent of nearly 5,000 Titanics annually. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, that translates to about 4.4 pounds per…

The team at Ripple Glass was dismayed to learn of the passing of Mike Darby. Mike was the first business owner in Kansas City to become Ripple Glass Certified at Coach’s Bar & Grill at 103rd Street. Before commercial routes were available to collect glass from businesses, Mike found room for a roll-off container behind…

Dear Ben, My Pyrex baking dish just broke! Can I recycle that? Signed, Pan You Help Me Dear Kitchen Calamity – Unfortunately, we cannot recycle heat tempered glass. To make new products from recycled glass, it’s melted. Heat-resistant glass doesn’t melt at the same temperature and causes problems for our end users. We can happily…