Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Glass Bottles Turn to Sand

TIS VP Andy Olah demonstrating his glass crushing machine

Our Vice-President Andy Olah has purchased some machines that crush glass bottles so fine, the result is glass sand. He says he is currently stockpiling the crushed glass as it has multiple uses.
“It can be used as a base for roading and as a base before pouring concrete for a concrete foundation,” says Andy.
“It has even been used in vineyards in New Zealand because the reflective properties of the glass accelerate the ripening of grapes,” Andy adds.
Previously crushed mussel shell has been used for this purpose.  
Andy says crushed glass is also being trialled for sporting turf and sand bunkers on golf courses.
Glass is crushed so fine it's like fine sand.

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