Last week, I had the opportunity to take a tour of the Owens-Illinois (O-I) manufacturing plant in Vernon, California. The visit allowed me to witness firsthand how the California Beverage Container Recycling Program recycles and manufactures glass bottles at the O-I facility. This plant receives recycled glass and melts it down into raw ingredients to create new glass products. As the Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, this journey allowed me to witness firsthand how important it is to make the recycling process simple for Californians. A special thank you to Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) and the staff at O-I for organizing this fantastic tour!