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The Origins of Glass 25

You probably use this material in some way every day, but have you ever stopped and wondered where it comes from? Learn the story of glass!

Updated On 03/05/2018 | Originally Published On 08/20/2015

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The main ingredient in recycled glass is called “cullet” and it’s made from broken or crushed glass.
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A GLIMPSE AT GLASS PRODUCTION

From the ingredients used to make glass products to the ways that all of those elements come together, we’ll show you how glass gets from its natural sources to the factory to the store with this short quiz.

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  • Nadine C. 11 days ago
    I put decorative stones in the bottom, add water, and put flowers from my garden in. This is a nice surprise for the office staff at schools.
  • vernyce d. 1 month ago
    i share then w/other assemblage artists who use them as "files" for their materials!
  • DOROTHEA C. 1 month ago
    I recover my old mayo , salsa , pickle jars even beer bottles by crocheting over them in colors to match my friends & families bath/office /kitchen even my niece's bedroom I just covered baby jars and small med. & large pickle jars pink & white so she could put her cosmetics and brushes in them .I love to repurpose any thing I can and to give as a gift and save money too is an XTRA BONUS!
  • Helen B. 1 month ago
    with all the new smaller yogurt in glass my friends and neighbors now have little tea light holders. if you take the last of the candle and place it in the freezer you can pop out the last of the wax and reuse over and over!
  • Lynne M. 2 months ago
    Awesome Ideas. Thanks...
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