Glass Half Full and Windsor Court Teaming Up To Offer Glass Recycling to the City

Source: Glass Half Full

Glass Half Full, the innovative New Orleans glass recycling company is partnering with Windsor Court Hotel to recycle over 6000 pounds of glass every month.

Glass Half Full was founded in 2020 by Franziska Trautmann and Max Steitz while they were seniors at Tulane. The company collects glass throughout the city, and pulverizes it into sand and gravel. The glass is then sieved mechanically, and the material is turned into a uniform amount of soft sand and gravel that is used for sandbags, research in coastal restoration, new glass products, and landscaping.

Glass Half Full’s goal is to use the recycled glass that has been converted into sand to restore Louisiana’s shoreline. Sand is vital for rebuilding barrier islands that protect the coast from major storms; returning sand to the coastline will build a barrier that, in time, will defend smaller coastal communities from flooding. In addition, sandbags produced from glass recycling can aid in levee maintenance and prevent overflow.

In a press release, General Manager of Windsor Court Hotel Ralph Mahana said, “We are thrilled to partner with Glass Half Full while contributing to sustainability efforts of New Orleans. Our hotel team is excited to be a part of this effort and look forward to rolling this program out in all spa, culinary and beverage outlets to start and then shortly expanding to the entire hotel, including guest rooms and meeting space where guests can be a part of the effort.”

To learn more about Glass Half Full and how you can drop off your glass or sign up for glass pickup visit their website here.

To learn more about Windsor Court Hotel, call 800.262.2662 or visit, and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

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