About Our Recycled Glass
Glassnow, a wholesale manufacturer and distributor of recycled glass packaging and accessories, is committed to protecting the Earth and our environment. In keeping with that, we offer recycled glass products that are both eco-friendly and affordable. With a product selection that incorporates recycled materials, we are able to provide a wide selection of affordably-priced glass packaging products across many industries.
Recycled Glass Products
We offer an array of products all manufactured from recycled content. The recycled content for each of our products is noted in the description section on individual product pages found on our website, Glassnow.com.
Benefits of Recycling Glass
Glassnow recognizes the importance of recycling glass, because it not only conserves the environment, but also saves energy. The process required to produce glass is quite simple as it is composed of sand, soda, lime and lots of heat. The obvious benefits of recycling glass is to reuse and save our natural resources, but the most important benefit of recycling is that it requires considerably less energy than needed to melt raw materials.
Glass Production Methods
There are several different methods of producing recycled glass products: automatic, semi-automatic, hand or mouth blown. The variations in these methods are what make the final product so unique.
Automatic: The automatic method is primarily used for bottles and jars due to the fact that it is a fast, cost effective method to produce large quantities. Items are never touched until they are completed and cooled.
Semi-Automatic: This method uses machines and human hands. The machine forms the mold and human hands assist in the more decorative aspects of the piece.
Hand or mouth blown: The most unique and one-of-a-kind items are produced using this method as glass artists often spend years fine tuning their craft and may never create two identical pieces. Variations are often found in items produced by these methods.
There is a wonderful harmony created between the fully computerized manufacturing process and the artisan glassblowing techniques. Glassnow is proud to be among the exclusive group of wholesale distributors for recycled glass packaging products.