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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…

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

May 29, 2023
WDW News Today logo

  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…

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.…