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Houston Drops Glass Recycling Pickup

Mike Lunow is Waste Management’s recycling director for Texas and Oklahoma. (Florian Martin/Houston Public Media)
Mike Lunow is Waste Management’s recycling director for Texas and Oklahoma. (Florian Martin/Houston Public Media)

The Houston City Council voted to stop curbside glass recycling because the city’s waste contractor says it costs too much. Yet, glass recycling companies say there’s a high demand for recycled glass. Florian Martin of Here & Now contributor Houston Public Media takes a look at the recycling recovery process and why Houston and other cities are dropping glass from curbside recycling.

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