Uses for Crushed Glass

Glassphalt Made with Pulverized Glass Sand

April 9, 2024

Glassphalt is an innovative asphalt that incorporates recycled glass sand. This sustainable solution addresses the challenge of disposing of mixed-color waste glass — typically unsuitable for recycling into new glass containers — generated by most recycling programs. By integrating glass sand into road and surface construction, glassphalt not only diverts glass from overflowing landfills but…

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4 Reasons Why Andela Glass Sand Is Superior To Mined Or Dredged Sand

March 25, 2024

  Higher filtration rate! Use our glass sand for applications where well-drained sand is most beneficial such as landscaping, rain gardens, pool-water filtration, etc. Long lasting! Glass sand doesn’t break down over time because water does not go through the particles but goes around the particles, making glass sand particles impermeable and able to hold…

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How To Turn Glass Into Sand

March 13, 2024

Glass is an extremely versatile product, providing many utilities and conveniences in our daily lives. However, when a glass item is no longer needed then it often ends up in landfills, slowly decomposing over the course of millions of years! 11 million tons of glass (bottles, windows, industrial, etc.) is used and discarded every year,…

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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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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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