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Glass Sand Revolution: Coasts & Marshlands Restored By Pulverized Glass

January 9, 2024
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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
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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…

Walt Disney World Receives Environmental Initiatives Award for Glass Pulverizing Program!

May 29, 2023
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  Congratulations to Walt Disney World for being awarded the Environmental Initiatives Award at the SEAL 2023 Business Sustainability Awards for their glass pulverizing program at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground! We are pleased that their Big Blue Glass Pulverizer System, and the user-friendly glass sand and gravel it produces, are getting recognition! As…

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

April 18, 2023
Glass Half Full founders

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…