Why Recycled Glass Beads Are Eco-Friendly

by Recycled Glass Beads on March 11, 2010

Eco-friendly conservation is on the world map with phrases such as “going green” featuring prominently. A lot of emphasis is being placed on the need to conserve natural resources which have been depleted over a long period of time as well as energy. Recycling of resources is one of the proposed ways towards achieving these goal especially waste products that are generated at the homestead. Recycling of glass products for example is a step in the right direction through reduction of waste to the environment.

Recycled glass beads are made from recycled glass which is readily available around our homesteads. If not recycled, glass is one of the major polluters of the environment as it does not decompose. Examples of glass products that can be recycled include bottles and jars. They are made through melting down crushed glass in a furnace after which they are molded into glass beads.

Energy is saved in the recycling of glass beads as less energy is used as compared to that of molding new glass. Besides this, it also utilizes resources that would have otherwise been wasted and pollute the environment thereby saving Earth’s natural resources.

Uses of Recycled glass beads include making jewelry and beadwork as well as a variety of other colorful artwork as they can be colored and hand molded to give unique shapes and crafts. As a matter of fact, before you throw out those empty glass bottles next time you might want to give recycling a chance.

Glass is not as easy to handle as other waste products around the homestead but it can still be salvaged and re-used. The fight against global warming and for achieving a ‘green’ environment begins at the homestead with the likes of embracing recycled glass beads and other waste products.

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