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How Do You Recycle Glass?

Recycling a glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for _____ hours.

Hint: Count the number of False responses to get the answer for this question.

Directions: Read each question then write down on a sheet of paper, true or false with the number beside it.

Two glass bottles.1. If you see California Redemption Value, CA Redemption Value, California Cash Refund or CA Cash Refund on a bottle, you can get money for it at a recycling center.

TRUE or FALSE

Water running into a glass bottle from tap.2. Most recycling centers don't need you to rinse out empty glass bottles and jars before you recycle them.

TRUE or FALSE

Glass bottle and jar with their caps coming off.3. Some recycling centers may require you to remove the caps and lids from glass bottles and jars before you recycle them.

TRUE or FALSE

Glass dishes, windows, mirrors, and light bulbs.4. You can get money from recycling glass dishes, windows, mirrors and light bulbs at recycling centers.

TRUE or FALSE

Paper and plastic labels on glass items.5. You have to remove paper and plastic labels on glass items because they will not burn off during the recycling process.

TRUE or FALSE

Factory producing pollution from smoke stack.6. Making glass completely from natural resources creates less pollution than making it from recycled glass.

TRUE or FALSE

Three boxes of glass bottles, one marked "Clear," one marked "Mixed," and one marked "Green." 7. Sometimes recycling centers want you to separate different colored glass before you turn it in.

TRUE or FALSE

New glass bottles.8. Sometimes glass manufacturers use recycled glass when they make new glass bottles or jars.

TRUE or FALSE

Glass bottle with a neck ring.9. You must always remove neck rings -the part of the bottle caps that are still on the bottlenecks- before you turn in your bottles to be recycled.

TRUE or FALSE

Answers

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