The effort you put into recycling glass jars and bottles may be all for naught, at least at the moment.
Figures from Recyc-Quebec obtained by the Journal de Montreal show just a third of glass collected from municipal recycling programs ends up being recycled. The rest is sent to landfill.
The reason is the closure last year of the glass recycling company Klareco in Longueuil. It had been handling 70-percent of the glass from municipal programs and no other firm has been able to take up the slack since it closed.
Recycling officials are counselling patience, saying increasing capacity takes time because of the investment needed.