Sand from recycled beer bottles helps to save local beaches

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Two-thirds of the world’s beaches are retreating due to the many industries, from construction and electronic components to pharmaceuticals, that depend on sand for their products. In New Zealand, 60,000 tons of glass are sent to landfill every year. Now, DB Breweries is using its DB Export beer bottle sand machines to create a viable substitute for naturally occurring sand. In just five seconds, the beer bottle sand machines crush an empty beer bottle, remove dust particles and the label to produce 200 grams of usable sand. Suitable for use in bars and restaurants, the machines have a large clear…

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