Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Bottlehood..the worst kept secret on Etsy

I have become a fan, addict and good customer of the folks at The Bottlehood....I want to let you in on the worst-kept secret on Etsy. Our cupboard is now home to wineglass tumblers and coke bottle juice glasses. Sturdy, pretty and interesting. Recycled glasses from wine, beer, soda and liquor bottles.  According to a glass bottle takes more than 4000 years to decompose in a landfill! I would much rather re-use if it can't be recycled. Glass will be with us for a while, so until there is an alterntive that isn't plastic...I am with the folks at Bottlehood::
On my table, a soda in a re-purposed wine bottle reflecting the winter sun!
Our juice glasses.....

BottleHood was founded by a couple of folks in San Diego who took their concerns for the environment and decided to “do” something about it. BottleHood is a collective team of neighborhood craftspeople (jeweler, weaver, graphic designer) who share an interest in today's environment.

BottleHood has taken a stand on keeping bottles which have no California Redemption Value (CRV) out of California’s landfills or sent overseas to be recycled.

It  is just really all about theneighborhood and helping extend the life of discarded glass.

Absolut Vodka bottle (now a vase)

All BottleHood glassware was created from wine, liquor, beer, soda and water bottles from local San Diego restaurants, bars and events.

No part of the bottle goes to, beads, spoonrests,  etc.   etsy recycled glass jewelry and etsy BottleHood beads


  1. The thing about glass taking 4000 years to degrade in a landfill; where did THAT come from? To talk about glass degrading is the same as talking about a rock degrading, it's a matter of conditions, weathering, etc. How long would it take for a volcanic rock to degrade in a landfill, and what does that mean? Soda lime glass is a relatively inert inorganic material that can be subject to attack by acids over time, a very long time, but those would be pretty special conditions. The NRC plans to store radioactive waste in glass for millions of years. Albeit special glass, but basically the same molecular structure.

  2. Hi Kathy - Found you visited our blog, so I came to see yours. Excellent article! Thanks for sharing. Best of luck to you and thanks for visiting Earnest Efforts.
    Ellie (aka Heather)


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