"Ground, recycled glass, called 'cullet' in the industry, is a mish-mash of diverse chemical components," he wrote.
"Accordingly, glass manufacturers can only use a small amount of cullet when producing their products. If they use too much cullet they run the risk of compromising the integrity of whatever they are manufacturing."
The Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority stopped recycling glass this spring because it was expensively handling heavy material for which there is little market.
"Last year alone we lost almost $48,000 from glass," Recycling Coordinator Donnie DeBerry told the State Journal.
* Glass in a landfill doesn't hurt the environment.
* Trucking unwanted glass costs recycling centers precious resources and wastes petroleum.
Citizens should allow recycling centers to concentrate on other materials. Elected officials should allow recycling centers to stop accepting useless junk that belongs in a landfill.