Champaign County Environmental Stewards
Reducing pollution through material management solutions
Recycling Glass Bottles & Jars
Mack Glass Christmas Tree Build
This December, Jason's Mack Glass team constructed the glass Christmas tree. The glass tree will remain on display through January 2021.
Location: 502 N. Neil St, Champaign
- Artist Jason Mack will attempt to build the world's tallest glass Christmas tree at 31feet and weighing two tons.
- Please help grow the tree by donating clear and green glass bottles/jars/containers on-site during open hours only. Please do not bring flat glass (windows and mirrors).
- A gift shop selling Jason's hand-blown ornaments and small versions of the tree will be available on-site.
- At the end of the project, all glass used (even the glass scraps) will be 100% recycled.
Glass Recycling Facts
from the Glass Packaging Institute https://www.gpi.org/glass-recycling-facts
“Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity.
Glass is made from readily-available domestic materials, such as sand, soda ash, limestone, and “cullet,” the industry term for furnace ready recycled glass. ...
Recycled glass can be substituted for up to 95% of raw materials.