Monday, August 27, 2007

Beaches To Be Covered In Broken Glass

Yahoo News reports:
Faced with the constant erosion of Florida's beaches, Broward County officials are exploring using recycled glass — crushed into tiny grains and mixed with regular sand — to help fill gaps.
A few years ago, New York City decided to recycle their glass by crushing it up and mixing it into the road pavement. Sounds like a great idea, you get to recycle the glass into something useful, also making that something useful more economical. There was only one problem, the glass was not always crushed correctly and sharp shards of glass jutted out from the pavement on many of the city's roads. Tires took a beating from this solution and I can't imagine feet doing much better. In a world where many areas are undergoing desertification, how hard could it be to scrape up some real sand?

Read the article over at Yahoo news

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