Waste Expo 2023 and Glass Half Full site visit in New Orleans

April 18, 2023

Andela Products is excited to announce that we’ll be attending Waste Expo 2023 in New Orleans, May 1-4, where we’ll be showcasing our glass recycling equipment and sharing our commitment to sustainability with industry professionals. We can’t wait to connect with like-minded individuals and discuss ways to positively impact the environment. Please stop by booth…


The Evolving Glass Recycling Industry

March 13, 2023
Cynthia Andela, President and CEO of Andela Products

Cynthia Andela, President and CEO of Andela Products, was recently included in a glass recycling report published by American Recycler News. Glass is the preferred packaging of choice for many consumers. It is 100 percent recyclable and is a crucial piece of the glass manufacturing supply chain. Historically, the message surrounding glass recycling has been…


Glass to Sand Recycling Machine for Growing Glass Recycling Initiative!

January 30, 2023
Glass Pulverizer conveyor

Bricolage Dynamics of Greenville, South Carolina, is a company determined to make a difference in their community. Zeb Parsons, founder of Bricolage Dynamics, believes every household counts. To that end, he is placing the power of recycling back into the hands of the people, ensuring a greener and more sustainable future for all. Why Andela…


Landscape Architects, A Circular Solution

January 16, 2023
Diagram of recycling system with Philadelphia skyline

Andela Products’ glass sand is assisting landscape architecture firm OLIN Labs, Philadelphia, with their GSI/GBS initiative — “Soilless Soil”! To develop a glass-based soil (GBS) that supports healthy plant growth and effective stormwater infiltration, the OLIN research team tested a variety of blends using Andela glass sand and compost in the lab and greenhouse.   Green…


Blount County Tennessee Can Now Recycle Glass Back Into Sand!

December 13, 2022
Andela GP-1HD in Blount County TN

  When the need to recycle glass became a community conversation, Blount County started reimagining the end uses of waste glass: Turning waste glass into clean sand or an aggregate with rounded edges can be beneficial for highway projects (as a complement to shoulder stone, cold mix, pipe bedding, and underlay for walking trails). The…


Andela Products’ “Big Blue” Glass Crusher Helps Support #OrcasGlassChallenge

September 7, 2022
crushed glass yard art

Following the delivery of a new Andela Glass Crusher/Pulverizer (nicknamed “Big Blue”) to Orcas Island, WA, The Exchange is hosting a community challenge to inspire creative ideas and uses for crushed glass. We previously posted about The Exchange and how they intend to use Big Blue to help recycle and reuse glass throughout the island.…


What is Glass Landscaping and What Are the Benefits?

August 15, 2022
crushed glass art Dreams Park

Did you know that each year roughly two-thirds of disposed glass is not recycled and ends up in landfills? This glass can take over a million years to decompose! Instead of contributing to this major problem, there is an easy and attractive solution: glass mulch for landscaping. When you think of the word “landscaping” you…


Flagler Beach, FL Launches a New Recycling Program

June 22, 2022
Flagler Beach Florida's glass crusher from Andela Products

The City of Flagler Beach, Mayor Suzie Johnston, and Sanitation Director Rob Smith launched a new recycling program that will not only benefit their local environment, but also improve their economy.        The Problem Flagler Beach, FL needed a new recycling program to help eliminate recyclable materials being thrown away into the landfills.…


The Turning Point of Glass Recycling

June 21, 2022
background of green and clear recycled glass bottles that's broken in a landfill

Glass recycling is making a positive turning point after years of mishandling and miseducation here in the US. The tables are turning for the better when it comes to glass. Many industries reap the benefits of using recycled glass for their businesses. And in return, it is now having a positive impact on the economy.…


Why Sand and Stone is Being Replaced with Glass Aggregate

March 21, 2022
Panoramic wall made of exposed aggregate concrete with abstract mosaic of gray and black glass stones

Pulverized glass is breaking ground in the construction and landscape industries. Although it is no stranger in the industry, a lot of residential and commercial builders are looking for alternative ways to create eco-friendly environments. Sand and Stone is one of the most popular materials used in construction, and always will be. Natural sand and…