Recycling Glass

Green Home Blog

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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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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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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Spotted Pardalotes through a glass window!

10,000 Birds

The first photos that I was able to take were of the female Spotted Pardalote through the bedroom window glass. It looked directly at me through the glass and then continued to hop around while I took a few posing photos. If ever there was an incentive to keep your window glass clean then this is it! The post Spotted Pardalotes through a glass window!

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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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Product Review: Glass Dharma – The Original Glass Straw

The Green Samaritan

Green Living Product Reviews Glass Dharma Reusable drinking strawsIf moving from disposable to reusable is on your list of resolutions this year, cutting out the use of plastic straws is an easy start. We used to buy bags of straws for the drinks and smoothies in. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com.

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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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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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Canadian Skaters Hit the Glass, Sort Of

Wend Magazine

But it sure looks like glass, doesn’t it? Click here to view the embedded video. It’s actually ice. According to Matador Network , this is one of the arms of Tagish Lake in the Yukon Territory in an area in the north of Canada known as Windy Arm. And, as my editor put it when he saw this video, “Damned Canadians have all the fun.” ” [Via: Matador Network ]. Related Posts. No related posts were found

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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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Winner Glass Unicorn

Green Earth Journey

Congratulations debbiekl you won the giveaway from Glass Unicorn

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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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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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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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Raise A Glass To Your Tribe

Elephant Journal

Raise A Glass To Your Tribe Life is not all happy moments and good times. Life is a mix of highs and lows and even stagnants. Life is going through the dark times so that we can learn and grow and appreciate the lighter times. It is in the hard times that we find our […].

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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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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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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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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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Living Inside a Glass House. ~ Tyler Lewke

Elephant Journal

At this moment, I’m sitting inside an all glass house, built by Frank Lloyd Wright, perched on a cliff overlooking and within a redwood canyon, next to the Pacific Ocean. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness WAYLON: Editor''s Picks glass house home insecurities redwood shielded stability storm trees vulnerability

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Giveaway of The Original Libre Loose Leaf Tea Glass, ends 7/28

Hug a Tree with Me

Today I will like to tell you about the Original Libre Loose leaf Tea Glass. This beautifully designed glass allows you to brew loose leaf tea and drink it on the go. The tea glass comes with a stainless steel tea filter and a twist off BPA free lid. I love the aesthetics of the glass, its design symbolizes tranquility and calm which instantly creates a sense of peace. You can read more about Libre Loose Leaf Tea Glass here.

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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

Review and Giveaway of Faucet Face Eco Reusable Glass Bottle, ends 9/22

Hug a Tree with Me

A few weeks ago I received a beautiful Hummingbird Feeder reusable Glass Bottle from Faucet Face and I would like to tell you what I think about it. Faucet Face is a sustainable company that offers us their line of stylishly designed eco-friendly glass bottles. This Hummingbird Feeder Reusable Glass bottles is perhaps the most stylish reusable bottles I have ever had the pleasure of using. Who said that tap water is bad?

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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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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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Review and Giveaway of Libre Loose Leaf Portable Tea Glass, ends 9/27

Hug a Tree with Me

A few weeks ago I had the chance to review the Original Libre loose leaf tea glass. This glass n poly portal tea glass is beautifully designed, it gives you the ability to brew loose leaf tea and drink it on the go. The glass is thermal style and completely leak proof, the glass interior and poly exterior allows for the tea to stay hot yet the thermos stays cool to the touch. The tea glass comes with a stainless steel tea filter and a twist off BPA free lid.

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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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Recycle Glass Over and Over

Green Earth Journey

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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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Review: Backyard Birds and More: Looking Through the Glass by Glen Apseloff

10,000 Birds

Back in 2013, I had the pleasure of reviewing Glen Apseloff’s Backyard Birds: Looking Through the Glass. Time, unlike a Kiwi , flies, and now Apseloff is back with another book: Backyard Birds and More: Looking Through the Glass. If you liked the last Looking Through the Glass outing, don’t miss this one. And I am pleased to say that he’s once again presented us with a pocket universe of engaging photos.

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Broken Glass & the Silence Between Words. ~ Rachael Anne Hetrick

Elephant Journal

Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Inspiring (Wow) acceptance broken glass death gratitude grief life changes meditation spiritual growth I realized I was never truly alone. Some people call this God, and that’s okay with me. Whatever it is, I’m grateful for it.

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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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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.

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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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.”

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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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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