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All That Glitters is Glass

  • Linda Platts
  • If your landscape is in need of a little razzle-dazzle, EnviroGLAS Products Inc. of Plano, Texas, may have just what you need. Its colorful recycled glass aggregate, which comes with no sharp edges, is available in cobalt blue, green, mirror, plate, flint, or a mixture of any of the above.

    The glass, which would normally end up in a landfill, is crushed into pieces 1/8 inch by 5/8 inch and then used in gardens and outdoor walkways. The company claims that when mixed with soil the glass provides twice the water retention of traditional mulching. It also moderates soil temperatures and reduces erosion and weeds.

    A 50-pound bag of a single color of EnviroGLAS is $16.60, while mixed colors run as high as $23 a bag. But if sparkle is what you want, with a hint of the beach in the backyard, EnviroGLAS could be a good fit for your home.

    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality awarded EnviroGLAS Products its 2005 Texas Environmental Excellence Award for Small Business.

    — Environmental News Network

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