Recycled glass is being incorporated into home improvement projects and remodeling plans more and more today. Recycled glass is a unique design element that is also environmentally responsible.
The Case for Recycled Glass
More and more communities are adopting curbside recycling programs as a way to reduce local landfills. Glass is a durable material that can be reused as beverage containers, storage bottles and grounded up to make fiberglass materials, insulation and tiles. With the amount of glass that is recycled and not reused, a potential wealth of raw materials available does not require further harm to the environment to make.
How Recycled Glass Is Used
Recycled glass is melted down in furnaces and made into a molten form that is stamped and pressed. The form is grounded and cut to make tile and other useable design material. The newly created building material is used in bathroom and kitchen designs and can be found in a variety of colors and styles.
When used as a backsplash, countertop and in trim work recycled glass adds a different look to a bathroom and kitchen. The added benefit of using recycled glass as a design element is that it is easy to maintain. It can be cleaned by using everyday glass cleaners and water.