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After a while reused glass bottles look
pretty bad but that is because they don't
look as shiny as they are supposed to
look, but if you change that paradigm
(90's buzz word) and sand blast the hell
out of them, they look artistic while
most of the germs and crap taken off at
It's a bit more effort than just washing
them but it is a lot less energy than
melting them down again. And when
do start to have defects, then you can
them down. It's not like the sand will
hinder your glass making.
||"It's a bit more effort than just washing them but it is a lot less energy than melting them down again." - you sure about that?
||Yeah, I'm pretty sure that a high
pressure wash of sand is less energy
than heating the glass to temperatures
of around 1400 degrees F.
||Oh, but they'd be so fragile.
||Actually, if you broke the bottles then tumbled the shards smooth, I'd buy them. Oh, wait, I aleady did, from someone else.
||Some of those glass bottles are pretty
thick and I'm only talking about a
sanding just enough to take off the dirt
and frost the glass. I see this working
for a maximum of 5 washings.
||I like this. I'm imagining a 6 pack of beer with each bottle being a bit different - a few clear, a few brown, and a green. All sandblasted and different shapes. Company logo painted on or masked (smooth), or perhaps no labeling - brand name on box and cap.