Podcast: How small craft idea turned into a Glass Recycling Day

While attending a Women’s Retreat, Judi Patrick and others noticed at the end of the retreat how many glass containers were left after the retreat’s activities. These bottles were going straight to the landfill. Judi decided perhaps they could use some of them to create crafts, especially the wine bottles.

“I started looking for craft projects with wine bottles. They were easy and could have been used to sell at Caravan to help charities. At least that would keep the wine bottles out of landfill!!” said Judi. “But then things changed course”.

Judi recalled a nonprofit in Santa Rosa County had won a grant to purchase a glass pulverizing machine. The machine actually turned glass into ‘mulch’! She contacted Kevin Smith at Santa Rosa Clean, and told him of her idea. Kevin agreed to recycle the glass into mulch, and the St. Christopher’s Glass Recycling Day was born.

Judi and others at St. Christopher’s are passionate about keeping this glass out of the landfills. Please join them in caring for this earth by keeping glass, out of the landfills and repurposing the glass! Bring your clean glass to St. Christopher’s lawn on June 22nd from 7-11 a.m.

Judi Patrick shared the story of how St. Christopher’s Glass Recycling Day on “Pensacola Speaks.”