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Landfill Treasures: Recycling Glass from Trash to Upscale Interior Surfaces

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Recycled glass from landfills up-cycled into elegant surface materials provide that #teachable moment# for your next sustainable project design. This article will review the properties and sustainability of recycled glass surfaces and how they are an example of anew green materials economy that completes the loop of waste generation. It will also discuss how recycling materials creates new green jobs in local communities.


1.    Explain sources of waste glass and the #up-cycling# process of using them to produce recycled glass surfaces.  2.    Evaluate the sustainability of recycled glass surfaces by its source, content, manufacturing process,business practices and complete life cycle, as well as how it fits into a sustainable buildings.3.    Compare keyperformance criteria of recycled glass surfaces.4.    Describe real-life examples that utilize recycled glass surfaces to achieve maximum performance and sustainability.

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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0