Where the Glass Is Greener
Newly Home Goods creates glasses, cutting boards, blankets, and acrylic trays from 100% recycled or repurposed material. And while that is no small feat, it is a large one for our planet. Five friends-- Jesse Sproul, Barret Ward, Joel Griffith, Michael Graziano and Matt Lehman—launched Newly in late 2016. They currently make glasses from recycled glass, cutting boards from wood sourced within 100 miles of Nashville, blankets from natural cotton, and acrylic trays from recycled plastic. Newly is also Tennessee’s first registered “benefit corporation, or B Corp,” a company that is for profit, but for the greater good. B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
“We launched Oct. 2016 with only twelve products,” says Jesse, Newly’s CEO. “Just over a year later, we’ve more than tripled the choices. And, for premium handmade goods, our items are not expensive. If you compare to other brands, they’re actually competitively priced.”
You can get Newly’s products (including these glasses) from their online store, newly.com.
Recycling one glass bottle (vs. creating a new one) can save enough energy to power a T.V. for 1.5 HOURS.
For every ton of glass recycled, More than one ton of natural resources are conserved, including: 1,300 POUNDS of sand, 410 POUNDS of soda ash, 380 POUNDS of limestone, and 160 POUNDS of feldspar
Every 6 TONS of glass recycled (vs. creating the equivalent amount of new glass) = 1 TON OF CO2 not in the atmosphere.