Where Does The Glass Go?

Unlike plastics, container glass retains 100% of its manufacturing usefulness when recycled. Ripple recycles glass into an intermediate material called cullet, for which a healthy market exists right in our own backyard. Your glass containers help our partners make fiberglass insulation, high-performance countertops and flooring, and of course, Boulevard beer bottles, to name just a few.

Recycling is defined as the action or process of converting waste into reusable material and at Ripple Glass, we’re doing just that! All of the glass is processed at our facility to ensure it is ready to be sent to our end-users. We found a local customer that converts the recycled glass into fiberglass insulation, saving enormous amounts of energy and dramatically lowering emissions, and a business in Tulsa that turns amber glass back into bottles, including those used by Boulevard!

Here are just a few products that comprise the second life of recycled glass from Ripple:

Fiberglass Insulation

New beverage bottles

Recycled glass counter and floor surfaces