September 18, 2008

Recycled construction-waste glass

Tempered transparent glass is used in the construction industry for windows and other applications. Construction glass is often over-ordered to account for breakage during shipping and installation. Unused tempered glass from construction and renovation sites that cannot be processed any further often ends up in landfills.

Where the acquisition of tempered glass from construction sites and other postindustrial sources is possible, Joel Berman Glass Studios utilizes this glass in the manufacture of Stones. Approximately 80 percent of a typical sheet of the glass is made from recycled material. Although Stones is primarily a waste product, it appears much more luxurious than the tempered transparent glass from which it came.

Contact: Joel Berman Glass Studios Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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