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3 Reasons Why You Should Upcycle Glass

1. It’s Good for The Environment, duh!

  • Making new glass means heating sand and other substances to a temperature of approximately 1400 degrees Celsius, which requires a lot of energy and creates substantial amounts of pollution.

  • Making recycled glass products from a cullet consumes 40 percent less energy than making new glass from raw materials. This is because cullet melts at a much lower temperature.

  • For every ton of glass that is recycled, over a ton of natural resources are conserved, including 1300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash, 380 pounds of limestone, and 160 pounds of feldspar.

2. Upcycled Glass is Non-Toxic

  • Glass is made from sand and limestone, which are natural and stable materials, and so the recycled glass containers have a low rate of chemical interaction with their contents. As a result, glass can be safely reused.

  • This also ensures that the products inside a glass bottle keep their strength, aroma, and flavor.

3. Glass Recycling Is a Sustainable Process

  • Glass can be recycled continually, while also retaining a 100% of its quality.

  • In 2018, 31.3% of glass food and beverage packaging containers were recycled, and according to industry estimates, 80 percent of all recycled glass eventually ends up as new glass containers.

Interested in becoming a sustainable consumer but don't know where to start? Visit the Rescued Glass shop now for some upcycled glassware options or for sustainable decor for your room!

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