Glass has been used for centuries to hold everything from perfume to wine. More than 3 million tons of glass were recycled in 2010, much of which was used to create new glass bottles and jars. Reclaimed and recycled products have made a huge impact on housewares — especially in the kitchen. Drinking glasses of all types made from recycled glass are not only beautiful but trendy. Check out some of our favorites — from the everyday glass to the party flute.
These Century recycled glass white wine glasses ($36 for set of six, Pottery Barn) would be a stunning addition to any table setting. Made of recycled glass from Mexico, the white wine glasses hold 6.5 ounces and have a beautiful bubbly look — even when empty.
Blue from across the sea
These medium-sized wine glasses ($60 for set of six, Amazon) are made in Egypt of recycled glass and hold 8 ounces. A larger size that holds 10 ounces is also available. These glasses have a gorgeous blue tint that pairs well with most table settings, and a unique curvy stem.
When you are just relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine, why not use a stemless glass? They are less likely to tip over and just as beautiful. These stemless wine glasses
($28 for set of two, Uncommon Goods) are handmade in Columbia from recycled glass and have a unique look. Slight variations in the glass make them one of a kind.
Raise your glass
The stunning blue color of the VIVAZ Bolitas wine goblet ($59 for set of four, Amazon) is what draws your attention first. These glasses are handmade by skilled artisans in Mexico and also available in other colors and shapes. Not only are these glasses beautiful, but they are dishwasher safe and durable.
Bubbly on a glass
Why just have bubbles on the inside of your glass? These unique Effervesce stemless wine glasses ($8 each, Anthropologie) hold 13 ounces of your favorite wine in style. The bumpy design of the glass makes it easy to hold and makes them not only green but fun.
A toast with a twist
Ready to toast a special occasion? These swirl Champagne flutes ($99 for set of six) are a classy way to toast anything from the bride and groom to a happy New Year. They are hand-blown using recycled windshield glass by artisans in Columbia and bring a touch a class to any party or gathering.
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