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Littlerock Affordable Housing Project

This case study grew the Glass Aggregate Summit on November 3, 2011, which brought together 50 city, state, county and state public works staff, with architects, designers and others to discuss crushed glass cullet, which can be used for a wide range of construction, landscaping, utility and other projects as a 100% substitute for natural aggregates such as sand and pea gravel, or as a blend with natural aggregates. Read how the Housing Authority of Thurston County won approval to put glass aggregate to use to save money on this innovative project!
Littlerock Affordable Housing Project

Backlog of unwanted "recycled" being used in construction!

This case study grew out of an event on November 3, 2011 organized by the Guild's South Sound Chapter with support from Thurston County Solid Waste.  The Glass Aggregate Summit brought together 50 city, state, county and state public works staff, with architects, designers and users of crushed glass cullet, which can be used for a wide range of construction, landscaping, utility and other projects as a 100% substitute for natural aggregates such as sand and pea gravel, or as a blend with natural aggregates.  By doing so, local builders and developers are helping "close the loop" on recycled glass waste management, making a cheap abundant local resource available as an alternative to mining new material.  Since the Summit, the City of Olympia and other jurisdictions, as well as many local green builders have increased their use of the product, with great results!  Read how the Housing Authority of Thurston County won approval to put glass aggregate to use to save money on this innovative project!

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