I know it's only Monday, but how can I pass this up?
What's a beer bottle worth after someone drinks the brew?
Not much. The market price for recycled glass is so low that it doesn't make financial sense for bars and restaurants to recycle the container for the world's favorite alcoholic beverage.
Clear glass is worth $25 a ton to recyclers, and brown glass is worth $15 a ton, Kissell said. That's less than it costs to carry it to the buyer, a fiberglass-insulation manufacturer. Then there's green glass, worth a whopping nothing.
Aluminum cans, meanwhile, fetch $1,400 a ton.
"Businesses generally want to do the right thing. It's just learning to do it and figuring out how to afford it."
Rewrite: "Businesses generally want to do the right thing. It's just learning to do it and figuring out if they can afford it.