Glass Recycling Foundation Partners with Constellation Brands & Corona for Chicago Glass Recycling Pilot & Outreach

More than 28 million glass bottles and jars end up in landfills each year.

Although glass is endlessly recyclable, too many bottles never make it to the recycling bin and end up wasted in landfills. Recycling is one of the top actions we can take to simultaneously improve the environment, economy and sustainable manufacturing. And in turn, prevent waste from going into oceans and onto beaches

Corona is doing its part to help preserve the environment and protect our beaches by partnering with the Glass Recycling Foundation (GRF) to deliver the Protect Our Beaches glass recycling initiative. The Glass Recycling Foundation will help to kick off a pilot program to recycle glass bottles at Chicago-based bars and restaurants, including an interactive experience that sheds light on the need for glass recycling and helps crush the problem by turning empty bottles into sand. So in addition to recycling tons of glass, this initiative will also create a much-needed resource that will be used to make new bottles in a more eco-friendly way.

You can find this unique Corona experience at the following bars throughout the Chicagoland area. This schedule will be updated as more dates are confirmed. Stay Tuned!

Friday, June 25th
  • Hawthorne's Backyard, 1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago IL - 3PM-5PM
  • The Evergreen Pub & Grill, 1400 W Main St, St Charles IL - 6PM-9PM
  • Flagship on the Fox, 100 S Riverside Ave, St Charles IL - 9PM-11PM
Saturday, June 26th
  • DC Cobbs, 311 Barrington Ave D, East Dundee IL - 4PM-6PM
  • Old Republic, 155 S Randall Rd, Elgin IL - 7PM-9PM
  • Bandito Barney's Beach Club, 10 N River St, East Dundee IL - 10PM-12M
Friday, July 9th
  • Docks Bar & Grill, 313 E Liberty St, Wauconda IL - 3PM-5PM
  • Crossroads Ivanhoe, 20915 Park Ave, Mundelein IL - 6PM-8PM
  • Emil's Tavern on Center, 161 Center St, Grayslake IL - 9PM-11PM
Saturday, July 10th
  • Blarney Island (Port of Blarney), 27843 W Grass Lake Rd, Antioch IL 1PM-3PM
  • Sandbar Bar & Grille, 40870 N Douglas Ave, Antioch IL - 4PM-6PM
  • Anastasias, 950 Hillside Ave, Antioch IL - 7PM-9PM
Friday, July 16th
  • PB&J, 205 N Peoria St, Chicago IL - 3PM-5PM
  • Azul, 1177 N Elston Ave, Chicago IL 6PM-8PM
  • Reggie's, 2105 S State St, Chicago IL - 9PM-11PM
Saturday, July 17th
  • Old Crow, 3506 Chicago IL - 1PM-3PM
  • Roscoe's, 3356 N Halsted, Chicago IL - 4PM-6PM
  • Sluggers, 3540 N Clark, Chicago IL - 7PM-9PM
Friday July 23rd
  • Miller's Ale House, 4474 N Harlem Ave, Norridge IL - 3PM-5PM
  • Firewater Saloon, 6689 N Oliphant Ave, Chicago IL - 6PM-9PM
  • Edison Park Inn, 6715 N Olmstead Ave, Chicago IL - 9PM-11PM
Saturday, July 24
  • Niko's Red Mill Tavern, 1040 Lake Ave, Woodstock IL - 1PM-3PM
  • Kief's Reef, 3505 S Wright Rd, McHenry IL - 4PM-6PM
  • Halftime Bar & Grill, 2405 Johnsburg Rd, Johnsburg IL 7PM-9PM

GRF recognizes that there are many ways to use recycled glass and beach restoration is one of them, in addition, bottles can become new bottles, fiberglass, construction aggregate, sandblasting, and more.

"The recycling in my house was imposed by my kids."
Antonio Banderas