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USI Co-Founder Dr. Paul S. Mankiewicz explains the incredible potential of recycled glass aggregate as a way to store water below-grade in engineered aquifers.

Recycled glass aggregate can be produced from glass products such as bottles, windows, and any other glass item that enters the waste stream. Adaptive reuse (up-cycling materials that enter the waste stream) is a core component of any plan to create a sustainable urban environment. Millions of people living in an urban center such as New York City produce thousands of tons of waste each day – much of which can be reused to provide an ecological and environmental benefit, rather than causing harm to the environment. Glass, plastic, Styrofoam, concrete, brick and organic waste can be used as integral components of green infrastructure.