Glass Half Full Wants to Help Restore Louisiana's Coast with Your Empty Bottles

Episode 180 · February 1st, 2022 · 20 mins 18 secs

About this Episode

Glass Half Full is a nonprofit organization based in New Orleans working to remove glass waste from landfills by recycling it into sand and other materials. To date, they have removed 1.8 million pounds of glass from landfills. On this episode, Jacques interviews their founder and co-director Franziska Trautmann who discusses how the idea was born by Tulane students over a bottle of wine, the mechanics of turning glass bottles into sand and other materials, a new partnership with CRCL’s oyster shell recycling program, as well as their plans to launch a demonstration coastal restoration project with recycled material. Learn more and support their efforts at: