Recycling Glass

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Recycling Glass. What is Glass? Glass is made by heating silica – usually in the form of sand – with lime and soda. Glass has been around for thousands of years. Naturally occurring glass from lightning and volcanoes was used for tool making during the Stone Age, and manufactured glass first appeared in Egypt around 3000 BCE. Because of its density, glass makes up a high percentage of household waste by weight. Recycling Glass.

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Glass jar reuse

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) OK, I know, I keep repeating myself harping on about the reuse, repurposing and upcycling of glass jars (packaging waste) but it would appear that there are many who still have not gotten the message and toss most of those jars into the recycling bin (if they can even be bothered to do that). From left to right: Back row: storage jar,water bottle, beer glass. I repurpose glass jars for drinking water, beer, spirits; all different sizes.

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Examples of Eco-Friendly Glass Countertops

Green Furniture Home Design

Aside from being a recyclable product, glass is finding its way into many homes now as a countertop material for a number of reasons beyond its inate eco-friendliness! There are a lot of pros to using glass – some of which you may not even realize! Glass is a cinch to keep clean because it is non-porous and super hygenic. It doesn’t stain, so don’t fret when you leave merlot rings on it from glasses left out from the party the night before.

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The myth of glass recycling

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The great majority of people, I am sure, firmly believe that the glass bottles and glass jars, of which they so diligently remove the labels and then put out for the kerbside recycling pick-up are going to make new glass bottles and -jars. As most glass jars have but a few different neck sizes – lid sizes – they could, like they were done during World War Two, also be going back for reuse.

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The humble glass jar

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not only are glass jars useful, but they can also make whatever you fill them with beautiful. The usefulness of glass jars, especially those that come for “free” with a variety of products you may purchase is not in question. I placed the word free here in inverted commas as, in all honesty, we do pay for the glass jars with our purchases. Glass jars are great for storing salt and other dry products and produce, incl.

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Using glass for food storage

Green (Living) Review

Using glass containers for food storage instead of plastic by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When advocating glass containers for storing foods, including leftovers in the fridge, it always amazes me that most people today cannot think further than their wallet. Invariably there will always be a number of people who will chip in that they would love to change from plastic containers to glass ones but that it is too expensive. No glass jar from pickles, jam, mustard, etc.

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Repurposing glass containers

Green (Living) Review

Many of us have a steady stream of glass containers coming into our homes, but we often don''t know what to do with all of them. Now most people cannot think further than tossing such valuable items, as glass jars and other glass containers, are into the recycling bin. And this does not just for glass containers. Used glass jars and other such items can be repurposed for so many different things. But then the old glass cloches had not any either.

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Glass Bottles

Green Earth Journey

Originally posted October 16, 2008 Where do you find those glass bottles? So we didn't have glass bottles. Photo not linked Ok so here are my finds: 6 pack Evenflo Glass Bottles 4 ounce or 8 ounce-$14.95 Evenflo Classic Glass Nurser 3 Pack 4 ounce or 8 ounce $5.99 WeeGo Glass Bottle 9 ounce-$17.99 Babies R Us sells glass bottles on their website and in stores. I know that breast feeding is the healthiest for your baby, but what if you can't?

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Glass Acorn

Green Earth Journey

Name: Chris Boyd Shop Name: Glass Acorn Shop Link: GlassAcorn.com or GlassAcorn.etsy.com Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA Ships To: Anywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? The winner will receive 1 coffee hugger from Glass Acorn. To Enter: * Official Entry: You MUST visit Glass Acorn tell me what else you love from the shop. *1

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Glass Water Bottles!

Green Earth Journey

I've been waiting a while for a glass water bottle. We already have glass baby bottles and we have metal water bottles. Now finally someone has put Glass Water Bottles into the mix. Takeya USA offers beautiful and well made Glass Water Bottle s. They offer many products in glass such as food storage, tea makers, pitchers and more! Glass is easy to clean and does not stain.

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Reinventing the glass bottle

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When you think that you have seen it all as regards to fleecing the “green” consumer and the environmentally conscious along comes this; a range of glass water bottles which sell for from US$18-US$22. The new Metro line of glass water bottles from “Be Truly You” are, so the company, designed to help folks “fall in love with their tap… all over again.” Every glass bottle is 100% recyclable and, as will all glass containers, infinitely.

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Winner Glass Unicorn

Green Earth Journey

Congratulations debbiekl you won the giveaway from Glass Unicorn

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How celebrate Recycle Glass Month

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) September is Recycle Glass Month – in the United States ate least – and, at the time of writing in the middle of July, it is not far off now. But why have an entire month dedicated to recycling glass? What’s so great about glass recycling? Lynn Bragg, President of the Glass Packaging Institute, has a few good reasons. Glass is 100 percent recyclable, and can be recycled endlessly with no loss in quality or purity.

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Glass Dharma: Free Glass Straws for Earth Day!

Green Living Ideas

Glass Dharma , one of our favorite companies that makes sustainable, beautiful glass drinking straws is hosting another promotion and they are GIVING AWAY 1,000 free glass straws to celebrate Earth Day (Tuesday April 22 2014) for their 6th Annual Earth Day event! The following is a press release from Glass Dharma: In celebration of Earth Day 2014, GlassDharma will give away 1000 free Glass Straws during the month of April. Garnish your Glass.

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IKEA Recall Of Glass Mugs

Green Furniture Home Design

Consumer Product Safety Commission and IKEA recently announced the voluntary recall of RUND clear glass mugs. Due to variations in glass thickness, the mug may break when in use. Ikea furniture ikea glass mug recall ikea glasses recall ikea recallThe U.S. IKEA received one report of a laceration injury caused by the mug that required medical attention. An additional 11 reports have been received outside of the U.S.

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Glass Baby Food Storage Jars

Green Earth Journey

While browsing CSN Stores I found these glass baby food storage jars! How fantastic are these? I don;t think they were available three years ago when I made my own baby food! They come in blue and pink also

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Choose Table Lamps Made From Recycled Glass

Green Furniture Home Design

For those who want are looking for table lamps that are not only beautiful looking, but also environmentally friendly, lamps made from recycled glass are a great choice. Recycled glass is an excellent material because it creates no negative environmental impact. In addition to their benefits as being more environmentally friendly, recycled glass table lamps ( like this one )usually have a very unique look. Lighting recycled glass lamps

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Need Glass Baby Bottles?

Green Earth Journey

You can reuse the Siliskins if the bottle does break and you can find replacemnet glass bottles at Baby's R Us. I've got two of these, one for my cups and one for the glass baby bottles. To use this brush for the glass bottles, uncoil the bottom of the brush slightly so that you can fit it into the bottle opening Green Baby Bargains is offering them at 50% off the original price! I have ordered from them and the delivery is fast and the products are quality.

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Product Review - Glass Dharma

Green Earth Journey

Glass Dharma has tapped an unsaturated market in the eco green world of products. They have produced the Original Glass Straw. Yes, you read that right, glass straws! These glass straws are the perfect thing to keep in your glove compartments for those times when you go through the drive through and they don't give you any straws. to use when you check out at glassdharma.com for one Simple Elegance, 9.5mm x 8”long glass straw ($3.00

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Companies we Love: Glass Dharma Glass Straws

Green Living Ideas

GlassDharma Glass Straws bring a new definition to “Sipping Responsibly”. This great company has been handmaking glass straws in the United States since 2007. Glass straws provide an alternative that eliminates the need for straws made from plastic. To demonstrate their commitment to reducing waste and improving our world, Glass Dharma is encouraging everyone to make a PlanetCare™Pledge ! ” beautiful glass straws with decorative dots!

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Gauzy Smart Glass Controls Light with an Eco Touch

Green Prophet

Israeli startup Gauzy has invented smart glass that goes from transparent to opaque with nothing more than a touch. Founded in 2009 by CEO Eyal Peso and CTO Adrian Lofer, who worked together at Alvarion, Gauzy aims to revolutionize the glass industry by introducing products that can control how much light passes through. On cloudy, cool days, keeping glass transparent takes advantage of passive solar gain to warm up a room, and reduce the need for mechanical intervention.

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Glass jars for cloches

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Got a lot of glass jars but don't know what to do with them? If you buy a lot of stuff that comes in glass jars – and quite a lot of stuff that I buy does – and you grow food in your garden then use the jars, if big enough, as small cloches. After all cloches in the old days were nothing by glass bells put over the plants.

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JewGlass: A Google Glass App for Observant Jews

Green Prophet

Rusty Brick is planning ahead for the day that Google Glass is released onto the market with a new app for modern observant Jews. Google Glass is a wearable computer that is still being tested. It’s costly and not yet on the market, but Rusty Brick has put their faith so completely into this product, they have already begun to market their Google Glass app – JewGlass. Green Tech and Gadgets Google Glass apps JewGlass jewish traditions Technology

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This serene family home is connected by glass hallways

AGreenLiving

Comprised of three cedar-clad volumes with massive glass panels, the house features interconnecting pavilions that are topped with a broad overhangs to shield the interior spaces from extensive sun exposure. Original post: This serene family home is connected by glass hallways.

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Glass Tube Home Wraps Around a Tree in Earthquake-Prone Kazakhstan

Green Prophet

An emergent studio from Kazakhstan has designed a curious glass tube home that wraps around a large Fir tree in the tectonically active mountainous region of the country. In order to achieve this affect, the studio has selected metal columns, plasterboard panels, concrete, and floor-to-ceiling glass panels to blur the boundary between the indoors and the outdoors. Masow Design Studio cylindrical glass house earthquakes glass houses Kazakhstan House Around a Tree round houses

Press Release - Takeya Glass Water Bottles

Green Earth Journey

TAKEYA DEBUTS FASHIONABLE/FUNCTIONAL ECO-FRIENDLY GLASS WATER BOTTLES THAT ELIMINATE POOR TASTE AND REDUCE LANDFILL WASTE Takeya Glass Water Bottles—the healthier way to hydrate HUNTINGTON BEACH , Calif. Takeya USA has introduced two revolutionary Glass Water Bottle collections, and with them, a healthier way for all Americans to hydrate.

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PURE Glass Bottle – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

While this may be indeed a glass bottle and glass bottles as reusable bottles for tap water and other beverages certainly are not new, this bottle and how it is made to be shatter resistant is, however. The advantage of glass over anything else, including of stainless steel, is its total taste neutrality. Glass is the only material that I know that is. The PURE Glass Bottle is portable, reusable, environmentally friendly and safe to use!

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Recycle Glass Over and Over

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Capture your loved ones in custom glass planets?

Green Prophet

”) is making tiny glass beads meant to look like planets or solar systems encapsulated within delicate glass beads. Merry Coor makes each bead by hand with a small torch and rods of special, colored, silvered glass. She applies human ashes (about half a teaspoonful) in organic patterns that seem to suggest motion and encloses the composition within a protective glass shell. Coor has been making glass beads from traditional materials for 15 years.

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When Houston ended glass recycling this 8-year-old saw a healthy business opportunity

Green (Living) Review

It’s filled with glass bottles. We didn’t even know what we were going to do with the glass when we started.” Pan and Krohn started their company, Hauling Glass , in April after the city of Houston decided to cut glass recycling from its curbside pickup program. Krohn, a friend of Pan’s family, came over one night talking about how the city was going to stop picking up glass. “I We didn’t even know what we were going to do with the glass when we started.”

This green-roofed cabin is made from local cedar and glass

AGreenLiving

Made from sustainable building materials such as cedar and glass, the Bowen Island House maintains deep connections to nature while minimizing environmental impact with a design that touches lightly on the ground. Related: Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs A simple, two-level volume is clad in locally sourced cedar and insulated glass , with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen, a dining room and a living area.

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DIY – Make Drinking Glasses from Bottles

The Go Green Blog

Here is a really cool craft project that recycles old glass bottles from beer or soda and turns them into new trendy drinking glasses. Glass cutting wheel. Scrap of plate glass at least 8×8″ Materials. A suitable glass bottle to cut. Oil for glass cutting wheel. After choosing your bottle, the next step is to score the glass for cutting. You will hear click and pops as the glass literally breaks.

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Lebanese Man Turns Garbage Into Beautiful Glasses

Green Prophet

In order to reconfigure glass (from wine or beer bottles for example) it has to endure extremely high temperatures. With a little input from a friend, Abdallah began recycling a variety of discarded glass bottles into beautiful tumblers and wine glasses – which have both practical value as an up-cycled product and also create a lovely product for homeowners. Artiquea: The Beautiful Art of Recycling Glass.

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Portable glass water bottle by Love Bottle

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) About two to three years ago we heard of the reusable “portable” glass water bottle made fro and marketed by “Love Bottle”. This was them followed by yet another company whose name has escaped me with a reusable recycled glass (100% recycled glass in comparison top the 20% of Love Bottle) which was a cross between a Snapple TM bottle and a ketchup one.

We Earthlings: Glass Recycling Helps the Environment

AGreenLiving

Nature and our shared relationships through … The post We Earthlings: Glass Recycling Helps the Environment appeared first on Earth911.com. Original post: We Earthlings: Glass Recycling Helps the Environment. What connects us all? Eco appeared-first booming-across business & policy earth911-com- earthlings environment first-on-earth911 shared shared-relationships united united states

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Selling Solar in India Through the Lens of Google Glass

Sierra Club Compass

We brought along a pair of Google Glass to document our travel and give the world a first-hand look at our global distributed energy future.   Solar power is the key to ending energy poverty. No, this isn’t some out-of-touch Silicon Valley pipe dream. Innovative companies like Simpa Networks and OMC power are pioneering new energy models for rural populations that deliver everything from LED lightbulbs and Skinny Grids to Off-Grid Wi-Fi to pay-as-you-go solar home systems.

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DIY Tiki Torches from Old Glass Bottles

Green Living Ideas

Green Diva Mizar’s DIY: up cycling those old glass bottles into tiki torches. Hot time in the GD studio last week! It was 95 degrees and the air conditioning vents in the studio weren’t flowing – ahhhhh. We managed to keep our cool and have a great show anyway. ALWAYS fun to have Jeff Yeager, the Ultimate Cheapskate on the line to talk about how saving green is GREEN. He had some great tips for cool summer green living.

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Is kerbside recycling of glass just for show?

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Time and again kerbside recycling vehicles, and those collecting glass from bottle banks, can be observed dumping mixed bottles and jars – white, brown, green, etc. How can this then be recycled into new glass? Such mixed glass cannot be recycled into new bottles and such like and thus, I would suggest, this glass is then just being ground up to be turned into aggregate or for products where the coloring does not matter.

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Wolf Art Glass creates stunning blown glass works from recycled bottles

EcoFriend

Sonia Renthlei: Blown glass is fast emerging as the material of choice for designers and artists alike. Wolf Art Glass and Pottery is a company that specializes in blown art glass with a twist; the materials used are upscaled from discarded glass bottles and other items to create decorative and functional pieces that are simply stunning. Blown Recycled Glass Bottle Art. Blown Recycled Glass Bottle Art.

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Greenish glass is not putting consumers off

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Jars and bottles that have been made with mixed-color recycled glass do not appear to put off consumers, according to trials on supermarket shelves. Retailers have expressed concern that consumers might find glass with a slight colored tint off-putting but this research carried out by WRAP suggests otherwise. "This is good news for the recycling industry as it could help to stimulate a high value market for mixed-color recycled glass in the UK.

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D prefab glass cabin immerses you in nature while you work

AGreenLiving

The company’s prefab glass cabins blend into their surroundings with mirrored walls and cost about $22,000. At the forefront of the design is, obviously, the glass , which is separated into modules to allow for easy transportation and installation in virtually any setting.

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Explosive Glass Pyrex Coming to a Kitchen Near You?

Green Prophet

A hot Pyrex type glass baking dish can literally explode if placed on a cool surface like a sink counter top…In an illuminating article about the dangers of non-stick ceramic cooking ware, we advised readers of the risks involved in cooking with some types of ceramic cooking utensils following an exposure by a local Israeli TV program. The original Pyrex bake ware was made of a mixture known as borosilicate glass which contains at least 5% borosilicate oxide.

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GLASS RECYCLED Now Offering Eco-Friendly GlassPLANK as Terrazzo Alternative

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Texas-based GLASS RECYCLED – a manufacturer of environmentally-friendly products that serve the construction and interior design industry – is now offering an alternative to traditional terrazzo flooring that is eco-friendly, available in limitless color choices and adds much-desired points to LEED certified projects. Aesthetically, glass brings sparkle, translucence, depth, and bright, highly consistent colors to all epoxy terrazzo applications.

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