Pictured Above (L-R) Kelsey Nelson, Administrative Assistant, Southtown Council; Rob Schlicht, Chief Operating Officer Research Brookside Campus; Sean Ackerson, executive director, Southtown Council, and district manager, Brookside and Troost Avenue Community Improvement Districts.
Ripple Glass is excited to announce a new glass recycling bin location in Brookside.
Research Medical Center Brookside has partnered with Ripple Glass to be the host of the Brookside area bin. The bin, located in parking lot C at 6675 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO, was placed on November 14th, just one day before America Recycles Day. Ripple sponsors over 100 large purple glass recycling containers located in many Kansas City metro parking lots and relies on community host sites to allow residents to recycle glass at those locations.
Sean Ackerson, executive director, Southtown Council, and district manager, Brookside and Troost Avenue Community Improvement Districts, said “Our community takes great pride in in recycling. The new public recycling bin is so accessible and convenient and helps meet an overwhelming demand for glass recycling. We really appreciate great community partners like Research Medical Center and Ripple Glass for making the location available.”
Residents in the area can bring their used bottles and jars to the purple bin to be recycled. A full list of accepted glass is available at RippleGlass.com. Once the bin is full, Ripple Glass will empty the bin, and process the glass at their processing plant in east Kansas City. The glass “cullet” goes on to be remade into new bottles and fiberglass insulation.
“The Research Medical Center Brookside Campus takes great pride in giving back to schools, churches and the community in many ways. We offer easy access to many health care services including the ER of Brookside. Bringing more recycling options to our community is another way we can contribute to overall health status”, says Rob Schlicht, Chief Operating Officer Research Brookside Campus.
With over 500 tons of glass (or about 375,000 bottles) recycled from the Brookside and Waldo areas in 2017, Ripple Glass anticipates the new location to be a busy one. What does 375,000 recycled bottles look like in new materials and energy? Around 375,000 glass bottles can fill an entire attic’s worth of fiberglass insulation for 525 homes and can power a 100w light bulb for 93,750 hours!
Why recycle glass?
Recycling glass saves energy and boosts the regional economy. It is estimated that recycling glass creates about 10 times more jobs than trashing it. Recycling glass at your business can help reduce the amount of times your dumpster is emptied, saving you some real green. Ripple Glass cleans and processes glass received to enable remanufacturing into new products; new beer bottles, and fiberglass insulation.
About Ripple Glass
Ripple Glass, founded in 2009, is the brainchild of the folks at Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Before Ripple Glass, Kansas Citians threw away 150 million pounds of glass – hundreds of millions of beautiful bottles and jars. The folks at Boulevard finally got tired of being part of the problem. With the support of local companies and community organizations, they came up with a solution-Ripple Glass. Since its launch in 2009, Ripple Glass has more than quadrupled the rate of glass recycling in the Kansas City metropolitan area and partnered with more than 80 municipalities throughout the Midwest.
About Research Medical Center Brookside Campus
Research Medical Center Brookside Campus is located at 6675 Holmes Road on a 37-acre campus in south Kansas City, Missouri. Research Brookside is committed to providing quality, easily accessible health care for people in the Brookside and surrounding areas. The Research Brookside Campus includes ER of Brookside, Center for Outpatient Surgery, Imaging Services including mammography, Medical Offices including many primary care and specialist physician and providers, Walk-in Care, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Fitness Center with swimming pool and more. Research Brookside takes great pride in giving back to schools, churches and the community in many ways. To learn more visit, https://researchmedicalcenter.com/brookside-campus/