Last fall, GeekAlerts showed you the literally green Protect Our Earth Drinking Glasses made from bottles of bordeaux that were otherwise headed for the dumpster. Now that Earth Day is just around the bend, here is another eclectic set of Recycled Soda Bottle Drinking Glasses that will make you feel good about reducing, reusing and recycling.
Recycled Soda Bottle Drinking Glasses
These are soda beer bottles that have been opened up into drinking glasses. The process starts by washing the bottle, then placing it into an annealing oven. The oven is set to one thousand one hundred degree, and let to sit for 30 minutes. A rod is then dipped into a melted pot of spectrum 96 glass and formed into a punti. The punti is then touched to the bottom of the bottle and transferred to a glory hole furnace. The bottle is heated until the glass begins to move. A special tool call jacks are then used to open the narrow bottleneck into a cylinder. Once the bottle is in its final shape it is then placed back into an annealing oven to cool of the course of 30 hours, to assure no stress fractures form in the cup.
The glasses are safe to drink from and are dishwasher safe. I can turn any bottle with a painted label into a drinking glass. Coke, Corona, Pepsi, Rolling Rock, Red Stripe, Grey Goose
This listing is for four glasses.
- Bubble up
- Topo Chico Mineral Water
What a fantastic way to salvage glass bottles. Any of these four glasses is exponentially cooler than any glass I’ve ever had. For those who can never manage to have or keep a set of matching drinking glasses, procuring this particular set gives you license to mismatch. I once heard from a fashionista that “it doesn’t have to match, it just has to go,” and I have since been living by these words. This quartet of soda pop glasses is a prime example of a group of things that don’t exactly match, but definitely go. I also love how the soda bottle glasses come from brands that you don’t commonly see everywhere.
Order your four Recycled Soda Bottle Drinking Glasses on Etsy for $30.