Community Programs

Glass Sand Revolution: Coasts & Marshlands Restored By Pulverized Glass

January 9, 2024

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…

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Glass to Sand Recycling Machine for Growing Glass Recycling Initiative!

January 30, 2023

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…

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Blount County Tennessee Can Now Recycle Glass Back Into Sand!

December 13, 2022

  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…

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

September 7, 2022

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.…

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Flagler Beach, FL Launches a New Recycling Program

June 22, 2022

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.…

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Recycling Lives + Andela Products Provides Job Skills Training

July 26, 2021

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…

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New Glass Crusher for Orcas Island

May 20, 2021

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…

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Andela Products Equips St Bart’s to Solve Glass Problem

October 9, 2020

Beautiful St. Barthélemy in the French Caribbean has a population of only a little over 9,000, but receives 200,000 visitors every year. Chances are, nearly every one of those residents and visitors enjoys emptying a beverage in a glass bottle from time to time. What to do with all the glass bottle waste? In July…

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