Climate idea

Erlijn van Genuchten

14 w

Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

Climate idea

Glass waste can be put to good use again in building materials

Waste management is becoming increasingly important due to limited resources and environmental issues caused by landfills. Landfills cause pollution of soil, water, and air, and contribute to climate change. One of the materials that ends up on landfills is glass, which can be recycled completely. But recycling is not always easy because of for example dirt and mixed colors, and has to pass through several time-consuming stages. That is why it is important to implement alternative methods to reliably, efficiently, and safely recycle glass waste, such as using glass waste in concrete, asphalt, bricks, tiles, foam glass and using it for water filtration and sandblasting. Learn more about these alternatives:

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Crushed glass waste can be used for many different purposes (credit: Portraitor on Pixabay)

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  • Tabitha Kimani

    13 w

    Great news.

    • Annett Michuki..

      14 w

      Alot of glass recycling ideas👍🏾

      • Kamau WA Githinji

        14 w

        wow this is a great idea

        • walter lungayi

          14 w

          I strongly agree with that. Glass window panes and door glass panel can be made from glass waste.

        • Sarah Chabane

          14 w

          I remember learning the fact that sand is a finite resource and being quite shocked! The organisation Glass Half Full is working with recycling glass to fight sand erosion, it's quite cool:

          • Damodar Prabhu Panemangalore

            14 w

            Glass plants uses cullets too for some portion but portion needs to be increased rather than mining sand which causes pollution.

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