Americans generated 11.5 million tons of glass in 2010 – about 27 percent of which was recycled, according to the EPA. Nearly 90 percent of recycled glass is used to make new containers. But creative greenies are finding some slightly more unconventional uses for the material – filtering water, crafting jewelry and even decorating casinos.
The Product of One Man's Creativity
Flint, Mich. native Tim Whaley is taking his own innovative approach to glass recycling – use it to create stunning countertops for homes and businesses.