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Clarke County resident takes on recycling shortfall

Clarke County resident Christi McMullen saw a problem and decided to fix it.

The area did not offer glass recycling so she took it upon herself to collect glass at the Convenience Center.

She then bought a special machine that is used to grind glass back to its original state, sand.

Since starting her collection, she has recycled over 27,500 pounds of glass that was kept from the landfills.

The EPA has a tool that estimates harmful CO2 emissions and her collections have saved the environment from 3.61 metric tons of CO2 which is the equivalent of 370 gallons of gasoline.

She is selling 35 lb bags of sand made from recycled glass to support the project and accepting volunteers for the labor intensive process.

To learn more about her efforts, head to her Facebook page Glass Recycling Clarke.

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