Glass can be recycled endlessly with no loss in quality or purity, yet many U.S. cities and counties are ending curbside glass collection programs because of high costs and minimal market value. We need cities to “value” recycled glass again: How might public officials, city planners, urban engineers, and others leverage recycled multi-colored glass for more sustainable cities and urban systems?
There are many different ways that we can use recycled multi-colored glasses for solving needs and challenges of urban infrastructure. Generally speaking in any industry finely crushed glasses can be used as a substitute of sand. I would explain my precise solutions in b ... more
We have to look for urban infrastructures which are usable for any person in the city. I believe that making seats and stair fences for stadiums and in general public venues is the best solution. Seats and fences are permanent needs of these places. melting mixed color g ... more
I would like to see multi-colored glass separated from clear glass (which is already being done to make clear glass bottles), and used for different kinds of consumer goods. I have seen counter-tops made of recycled glass, used in design shows. I think that the multi-col ... more
Michael Ramirez (@smartideamaster) |
on 19th Oct 2017
use the glass to create liners or outer storage containers for chemical waste barrels/boxes whatever containers etc. that are stored in various places such as underground storage caverns. The glass could also be processed to create some type of liners for said storage ar ... more
Foam glass is a porous glass foam material which is made by heating a mixture of crushed or granulated glass and a blowing agent. The final material maintains chemical stability of mineral glass and is highly strong, light weight, high in thermal and acoustic insulating ... more
My idea isn't new. Most glass recycling companies are able to recycle same colored glass back into similar containers at an almost 95% usage rate. However appointment times were hard to get authorized as they were busy. I was at one point shipping used cathode ray tubes ... more
Use the recycled glass to form a line of landscaping products - both aesthetic and functional. In the aesthetic case, for example landscaping flower beds or as element in water features - the variety of hue in a plus. In the functional case, as a replacement for gravel ... more
Glass has a high capacity for heat storage, and its transparency means that a deep bed or wall of cullet can conduct solar energy throughout its volume. Passive solar design relies on thermal mass to store heat from hot days to warm buildings at night, and insulates them ... more
Mixed use glass could be crushed down in small size to make cement. The cement depending on its properties could be used for a number of things from side walks, roads and parking lots to jersey barriers and sound walls. Larger pieces of the glass or glass of only a spec ... more
At a recent party, everyone loved my sea glass jewelry. I got compliments all night and some of the sea glass pieces go for upwards of $100. Perhaps glass producers could diversify by entering the fashion industry.
Whether we realize it or not, glass is an integral part of our everyday lives. It can be found in our phones, dishware, windows, eyewear and many others. And unlike many materials that we use on a daily basis, glass has the ability to be broken down and reused or repur ... more
Michael Ramirez (@smartideamaster) |
on 24th Aug 2017
turn the recycled glass into marbles or some other applicable shape and use them in various decorative or non-decorative concrete applications around the city such as parks, walkways, public restrooms, libraries, schools etc.
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