Gallery: New Material Made From Recycled Glass Cleans Up Polluted Groun...


Even though you might send all your used glass containers to the recycling center, only a fraction of them actually get remade into glass. A lot of glass gets shipped to China for processing and ends up being hard filler for construction projects. Now a scientist in the UK has discovered a simple way to turn ground up glass into tobermorite – a compound that sucks up toxic materials from groundwater. In the future, your old wine bottles could become the key to cleaning up polluted waterways.

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