Quebec only recycling a third of its glass

For over a year, the province has been dealing with a serious glass recycling backlog.

Since the main recycling plant closed in April 2013, only 34 per cent of Quebec's recuperated glass has been recycled.

But Recyc-Québec says it is not dumping two-thirds of all the glass it receives into landfill.

However, the closing of the Klareco plant in Longueuil last year has forced it to find other uses for it.

That means the glass is being used in roadwork, concrete and other functions.

Recyc-Québec president Benoit de Villiers says the province is working to ensure that glass recycling picks up across the province.

He says the provincial government is investing in newer and more efficient recycling methods and buying newer equipment.

And he says Quebecers should continue to place their bottles in their recycling bins.

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