NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Knauf Insulation, Inc. and Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are running a glass recycling drive in from Nashville entertainment districts. Launch of the glass recycling initiative July, 1st at participating properties in Broadway and Midtown and will culminate August 5-7 with the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.

To date, more than 25,000 bottles have been collected, with a target of 150,000 by the end of the race weekend. Most major Broadway and Midtown properties are participating, including:

  • Big Machine Brewery and Distillery
  • Central Honkey Tonk
  • Tootsie Orchid Show
  • Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk and Steakhouse
  • Luke Bridge 32
  • by Jason Aldean Kitchen + Rooftop Bar
  • Losers Bar & Grill on Broadway
  • Losers in Midtown
  • Bar & Grill Winners

Honkey Tonk Central leads the pack with over 5,000 bottles collected to date.

“We are very pleased that Knauf and Music City Grand Prix have partnered with our Broadway bars to recycle our glass bottles,” said Jeanna Puskar, CEO of Honkey Tonk Central. “Not only do we provide great entertainment for our customers, but we help the planet one bottle at a time.”

Recycled glass is picked up throughout the week at each location and delivered to Knauf’s local recycling partner, Strategic Materials, Inc.

“People forget that glass is not waste, it’s a very important raw material used in products like fiberglass insulation,” he said. Chris MahinVice President of Sustainability and HSE at Knauf Insulation.

Knauf invests heavily in improving glass recycling rates as the company uses 500 million pounds of recycled glass annually in its manufacturing process. In addition to diverting 50 tonnes of recycled glass from landfills every hour, there are additional environmental benefits to using this type of recyclable material, including reducing the amount of energy needed to manufacture and decreasing the amount of minerals. raw materials needed for extraction.

“We know our hometown of Nashville appreciates that Knauf is putting its values ​​into action through an impactful program that will eliminate glass from our landfills and turn it into environmentally friendly building products,” said Big Machine Music City Grand Prix CEO, Matt Crews.

For the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, which drew more than 110,000 guests over three days at last year’s inaugural event, Knauf Insulation will recycle glass on campus at Nissan Stadium throughout the weekend race.


The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will visit Nashville August 5-7 for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, Round 14 of the 17-race season. The three-day race and music festival will also include Indy Lights, GT America, Trans Am, Stadium SUPER Trucks and Vintage Indy. The musical entertainment is highlighted by nightly on-site concerts featuring top artists led by Tim McGraw on Saturday August 6and Carly Pearce and Brantley Gilbert for the Grand Ole Prix show Sunday August 7. For ticket and event information, please visit


Knauf Insulation North American is part of the Knauf Group, a family-owned global manufacturer of building materials based in Iphofen, Germany. Knauf relies on the expertise of more than 35,000 employees spread over 250 production sites in 86 countries to generate revenues of $12 billion. In North America, Knauf insulation is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass thermal and acoustic insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, OEM and metal construction applications. Knauf’s mission is to challenge conventional thinking and create innovative solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future, caring for the people who make them, the people who use them and the world we depend on. all. For more information, visit

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