EPIC Glass Recycling ramps up operations in central Arkansas

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Empty glass bottles, including those for wine and beer, fill an Arlington County recycling bin on April 18, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. – The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of Americans to stay home, leading to a 55% increase in sales of alcoholic beverages compared to the same period a year ago, according to Nielsen. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY/AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

EPIC Glass Recycling (EGR), a newly formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has ramped up operations in central Arkansas.

Led by local businessmen Courtney Little and Bob Crawford, the business is now up and running with teams actively collecting glass from commercial and residential participants.

EGR aims to reduce glass waste by offering residential curbside pickup, free public recycling locations, as well as commercial pickup services for restaurants, bars and businesses.

Recycled glass can be reprocessed without any degradation of the products it produces, which means it is 100% recyclable.

The organization will work to educate, raise awareness and inspire citizens to participate in this community effort, playing a leading role in improving Arkansas’ environment and economy.

The goal is to divert glass from Arkansas landfills.