Recycling Trash Glass Into Treasured Jewelry

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Recycled Glass Jewelry – Recycling Trash Glass Into Treasured Jewelry

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The problem with Glass: Did you know that the bottle of your favorite beverage, well-hope you really enjoyed it, will take 1 million years to bio-degrade? The other problem with glass is that it is hard to recycle because it is not very cost effective. Recycling companies have a tough time recycling glass as compared to paper because it comes in so many colors and types that they can’t just melt them and use it again. With unique chemicals added to every kind of glass, to give it color usually, it becomes very hard to segregate them.

Some facts and numbers: The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials.

Mining and transporting raw materials for glass produces about 385 pounds of waste for every ton of glass that is made. If recycled glass is substituted for half of the raw materials, the waste is cut by more than 80%.

Every ton of glass that is recycled results in one ton of raw materials saved to process new glass, including: 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash and 380 pounds of limestone.

The Solution:

Even 4th graders know these days that the formula to a Greener Planet is Reuse, Recycle and well-do it all over again. But the key is to make it as easy and practically do-able as possible because I refuse to believe that somebody will make a trip to the recycling yard just to drop off their beer bottles.

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Recycled Glass Jewelry: The concept of Recycled Glass Jewelry is simple. Turn simple inane objects like bottles, jar, containers, windows, cups, plates etc. into works of art, to give them a fresh lease of life. There are several artists who are dedicated to this cause and create fabulous jewelry that is stunning and fashionable with a Green edge. All these artists have their own unique approach towards the creation of this jewelry.

For instance artists have taken their love for sea glass one step further. They collect post-consumer glass of different shapes and sizes and then sand tumble them to give it a sea glass effect. Thus they give birth to Recycled Sea Glass. Isn’t that amazing!

Now lets compare that to the wonderful idea of fusing confetti into glass. This done by adding tiny pieces of confetti into molten glass (Recycled, of course) and then making jewelry from it.

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The idea is to make the jewelry as creative, chic and stylish as any other jewelry and hope that more people will choose this over conventional choices and help the Green Cause.

The bottom line is that there shouldn’t be any compromise between keeping it Green and keeping one’s style. By providing people with a trendy alternate it can be hoped that more and more people can join the Green Cause.

Go Green!

Cathy Griffin

Terra Trendz
Where Nature Meets Fashion

Terra Trendz offers a wide variety of eco friendly Recycled Glass Jewelry. With low prices and big variety to choose from, there’s something for everybody. At Terra Trendz you can expect to find unique, trendy and eco friendly fashion accessories like no others.Old, Glass

Terra Trendz was formed by a bunch of friends who were bitten by the Green bug when the word was still being associated with “Envy”. A lot has changed since then. We hope its for the Greater Good.

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