Glassphalt Made with Pulverized Glass Sand

April 9, 2024
road construction

Glassphalt is an innovative asphalt that incorporates recycled glass sand. This sustainable solution addresses the challenge of disposing of mixed-color waste glass — typically unsuitable for recycling into new glass containers — generated by most recycling programs. By integrating glass sand into road and surface construction, glassphalt not only diverts glass from overflowing landfills but…

4 Reasons Why Andela Glass Sand Is Superior To Mined Or Dredged Sand

March 25, 2024
Andela glass sand collage

  Higher filtration rate! Use our glass sand for applications where well-drained sand is most beneficial such as landscaping, rain gardens, pool-water filtration, etc. Long lasting! Glass sand doesn’t break down over time because water does not go through the particles but goes around the particles, making glass sand particles impermeable and able to hold…

How To Turn Glass Into Sand

March 13, 2024
Glass pulverizier infographic

Glass is an extremely versatile product, providing many utilities and conveniences in our daily lives. However, when a glass item is no longer needed then it often ends up in landfills, slowly decomposing over the course of millions of years! 11 million tons of glass (bottles, windows, industrial, etc.) is used and discarded every year,…

Glass Sand Revolution: Coasts & Marshlands Restored By Pulverized Glass

January 9, 2024
Glass Back Into Sand collage

In the face of rising global concerns about coastal erosion and marshland destruction, Glass Half Full, a groundbreaking organization established in 2020, has emerged as a beacon of hope. Born out of a lack of glass recycling facilities in New Orleans, Glass Half Full has not only revolutionized glass recycling but has also pioneered the…

5 Creative Ways to Use Recycled Glass Outdoors

December 1, 2023
Winchester City Dining Table

Reducing energy consumption and minimizing single-use items are major steps for preserving the planet and protecting our health. Still, there’s more we can do to reduce landfill waste. Oftentimes, glass bottles, jars, drinkware, mirrors, and more, are dumped into landfills despite homeowners’ best recycling efforts. Many would be surprised to know that although glass bottles…

Green Magic: Andela Glass Sand as a Soil Amendment for Thriving Plants

November 1, 2023
Green Magic Collage

GREEN MAGIC? As temperatures rose and the sun beamed down this past summer, a central NY University embarked on an informal soil/tomato study. The mission? To uncover the hidden potential of Andela Glass Sand as a soil amendment for tomato plants. This study pitted a control group, raised in 100% soil, against a test group…

How to Start a Glass Recycling Business

August 22, 2023
Andela GP MM System

When it comes to business and the environment, glass recycling is a win-win. Not only can a glass recycling business be highly profitable, but it also offers numerous environmental benefits such as repurposing tons of glass that may otherwise end up in landfills. When deciding whether to start a glass recycling business one must consider…

Crushed Glass Landscaping

August 10, 2023
Crushed glass for Landscaping

Crushed and pulverized recycled glass is an excellent product to use in landscaping and it is great for the planet! Andela pulverized recycled glass sand or aggregate is a clean and user-friendly mulch with no jagged or sharp edges. Made from recycled glass products, such as old windows and glass bottles, this mulch is an…

Circular Soil and Northwest Resiliency Park

August 1, 2023
Northwest Resiliency Park Design

Andela Products is pleased to have clean glass sand (created by our glass pulverizer system) utilized by the creators of the Northwest Resiliency Park in Hoboken, NJ. The park was designed by our associates at OLIN. “OLIN’s Circular Soil project aims to design and disseminate a sustainable process for turning urban waste into high-performing infrastructure…

3 Key Glass Recycling Questions

June 28, 2023
Andela Products collage

Which Andela Products Glass Crusher or Pulverizer Will Work Best for You? If you are calculating your needs for a glass crusher or pulverizer, here are a few key questions to ask yourself about your glass recycling process: 1. What do you want to put into your crusher or pulverizer? Glass? (Mixed glass or just…