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…

Makers Mark Distillery

February 16, 2022
Andela GP MM System

Take a look at this GP-MegaMini installed at a famous distillery in Kentucky. The Andela technology will crush and pulverize ONLY the glass, but leave the lids, caps, corks and in this case “wax” whole. Why it this important?  Our customer replaced a competitor’s glass crusher that had very high operational costs. It was grinding…

Recycling Lives + Andela Products Provides Job Skills Training

July 26, 2021
A businessman designing a sign for recycling awareness

Recycling Lives Provides Job Skills Training with the Help of Andela Products’ Glass Pulverizer There is no better way to combine job skills training and recycling than that developed by the local non-profit organizations Recycling Lives and Laborers of the Harvest (LOTH). At Andela Products, we have been most impressed with Recycling Lives’ initiative to…

New Glass Crusher for Orcas Island

May 20, 2021
Andela GP-1HD Pulverizer and Surge Hopper

While recycling is already a large endeavor, it gets even more complex on islands. Island infrastructure is generally much different compared to the mainland. Landfill space on an island is limited. If a waste product can be recycled and used on the island it saves landfill space and reduces the cost of logistics. One island…