Uses for Crushed Glass

5 Creative Ways to Use Recycled Glass Outdoors

December 1, 2023

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…

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Green Magic: Andela Glass Sand as a Soil Amendment for Thriving Plants

November 1, 2023

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…

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Crushed Glass Landscaping

August 10, 2023

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…

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Circular Soil and Northwest Resiliency Park

August 1, 2023

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…

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Landscape Architects, A Circular Solution

January 16, 2023

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…

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What is Glass Landscaping and What Are the Benefits?

August 15, 2022

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…

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Why Sand and Stone is Being Replaced with Glass Aggregate

March 21, 2022

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…

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