Is recycling glass bottles an efficient process? To my knowledge, the recycling of any material generates a large amount of carbon. Does recycling generate more carbon than Virgin Material? It seems like this implies to all man made materials, you are always left with an excess either carbon or waste that ends up in landfills. Is this the most efficient way of dealing with glass to melt the used bottles down and re-form them into new glass bottles?
I'm getting different information from these sources. Which one is correct?
States that Recycling generates more carbon.
States that recycling generates less carbon than virgin materials.
Which one is right?
Edited by zyst haboo - 7/11/11 at 1:03am