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Beer bottles made into sand
By Jinny Throup
DB Breweries of New Zealand has created a machine that pulverizes beer bottles and turns them into fine-grain sand in just five seconds. When an empty bottle is deposited, the machine first eliminates the plastic labels, and then uses miniature steel hammers to crush the bottle into a sand-like substance. Not only could this help to keep glass out of landfills, but it also provides a solution to the problem of extensive sand mining. Two-thirds of the world’s beaches are seriously depleted because so much sand is being used for the construction and manufacturing industries. This machine has the potential to create enough ‘beer bottle sand’ to satisfy the industries that need it... leaving the beach sand to stay where it belongs; on the beautiful shores of the world.


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