Trivia question: How much glass does the population of the US throw away each and every week?
Answer: Enough to fill a 13-story building. Each week.
The glass that we all simply toss into our garbage cans can actually be recycled easily and cleanly. In fact, recycling glass actually uses only 30% of the energy it takes to produce glass from its raw materials. It is estimated that the glass bottle that was thrown into the landfill yesterday will still be there a million years from now.
Because it is so highly durable, as it is said to never wear out and is able to be recycled again and again without losing its integrity, building materials of all types are now using glass aggregate and chips in a variety of innovative ways. Ground up to replace sand in concrete, used as filter and drainage mediums and incorporated into the base of roadway applications, glass aggregate has a variety of uses.
At Klein Co, as a terrazzo supply company we fully understand the attraction of glass aggregate. Used in terrazzo flooring for centuries, glass aggregate adds both product durability and eye-catching beauty. Available in a range of gorgeous colors, our glass chip supply allows terrazzo floor contractors to customize epoxy floors for a unique and personalized finish. Shop our entire selection of glass, stone and marble aggregate choices with confidence as all of our products are backed by Klein and Co for your complete satisfaction.