Recycling Glass From Cars
Halloween Edition: What Car the Reaper OrderedWhat do you do if the windshield of your car is damaged? There is no other option but to replace it. But did you know the broken windshield can be recycled? Yes! It is possible to recycle windshield of cars and create numerous useful products from it.Wondering what products? If you look around, you will realize that you are surrounded by different types of glass products. Although it is fragile, products made of glass add a touch of class. In fact, glass is replacing wood in many applications.Why recycle windshields?A shattered windshield is of no use to the car owner. Besides, if it is just abandoned, it will occupy the precious landfill. Our planet cannot afford that. Recycled glass serves as raw material for manufacturing a variety of glass products. The recycling process also reduces the quantity of carbon-dioxide released into the atmosphere thereby reducing the carbon footprint.How are windshields recycled?Earlier recycling the glass from windshields was difficult. This is because windshields consist of two layers of glass with PVC membrane between each layer. But the advancement of technology has created machines that can successfully recycle glass from windshields through a crushing process.The machine for recycling glass is seventy inches long and fifty inches wide. The windshield is manually rolled into the machine. In the machine, the PVC is broken into chunks enabling easy separation. The glass comes out of the machine as a homogenous product. Its thickness is less than a quarter of an inch.Applications of recycled glass:1. Glasses and bowls:It can be used to make a variety of glasses, bowls, vases, pitchers, etc. Since they are made from recycled glass, these products are not very expensive.2. Dividers and doors:It can be used for making dividers and glass doors. These can be fabricated for different sizes to suit your requirements.3. Tiles:Recycled glass is used extensively in fabricating floor tiles.4. Windshields:It can be used to make new windshields. If you ever require a windshield for your car, you can consider a recycled windshield. This is because it will work out to be an economical option for you instead of purchasing a new one.These are some of the applications of recycled windshield glass. However, there is a myriad of applications where this glass is used. Glass can be colored to match the décor and create customized products as well.So, if you need to replace your windshield, sell your damaged windshield to an auto wrecker for salvaging it successfully. Cars get their reputations from being seen on TV. Some of the cars might have impossible capabilities and this is what makes them so interesting.Chevy Impala in Supernatural - this car was known as the Winchester vehicle. It is definitely a highlighted car on anyone's list. Although the car is incredibly heavy and slower than most cars today, it was still one of the most iconic cars that have been seen on television.The Batmobile in The Dark Knight - Can you imagine a car like this on the roads? It might be perfect for the crime fighters in our countries but imagine how much maintenance it would need after a good crime fighting session? The Batmobile was equipped with all sorts of features and we see that it had the ability to fly too. Was it jet fuel or regular petrol?The DeLorean in Back to the Future - This was the time travelling machine of the television world. At first, we saw that it could only drive but in the next two movies, the DeLorean could fly in and out of the future. It would be amazing if we could change the year we were in with a little bit of lightning and speed.The Cadillac Ecto-1 in Ghostbusters - When this car was seen on the streets of New York, it meant that the Ghostbusters were here to save the city from a problematic ghost. With all those devices attached, they were safe wherever they went. Until they had to recharge their equipment.The Mystery Machine in Scooby-Doo - Originally, Scooby-Doo was an animated TV series for children. With the live action reboot we were able to reimagine the van as a real car. The cartoon series always had a human behind the mask but in the first live action reboot we saw a small talking puppy as the bad guy controlling odd entities.Mutt Cutts Van in Dumb and Dumber - Although, it was quite a dumb movie with funny moments, one of the most noticeable features was the van that the two main characters drove. The whole car was covered in faux fur material. The sides had what looked like dog ears and legs that were moveable. The front of the car had the face of a dog. This van didn't look too stable and the brakes didn't seem entirely safe too. What a lot of money spent on something that is probably difficult to clean.Other famous cars that are popular includes the sports cars in The Transporter, Fast and Furious, and Iron Man. The most stunning cars in the movies made us feel like we could do anything. Their skills and braking abilities were excellent. But could you imagine how often these cars would have had to go for mechanical and brake repairs.