The Glass ReFactory...
is a division of
Adams Brown Recycling and ABCAP, a 501(c)(3), and
a non-profit agency. Located in Georgetown, Ohio,
the Glass reFactory takes bottles that have come
into the recycling facility and melts them down
to make suncatchers.
How Suncatchers are
made from bottles…
• Bottles are separated by color, then smashed into
small pieces, called cullet.
• The cullet is loaded into a
furnace that melts the glass at about 2100 degrees,
which takes a couple of days.
• The glassmaker, using a stainless
steel rod, gathers a blob of glass onto the end
of the rod by twirling the rod in the molten glass.
• The rod and its
blob of glass are removed from the furnace, where
the hot glass is cut off the rod and then pressed
with a design.
• The glowing hot
suncatcher is placed into a special oven to cool
slowly overnight in a controlled environment, which
prevents the suncatcher from shattering due to uneven
|Every glass piece
in individually pressed, resulting in subtle variations
that reflect the handmade nature of the art of glass
making. We can also make a precise reproduction
of your custom design, such as corporate and business
logos, club and organization logos, and school logos.
Please call or e-mail
for more information.
The Glass ReFactory provides
glass recycling in our community and serves as a model for other
communities. Recycling is not complete until the materials we
have saved and collected are made into new products and then
purchased. This is the “cycle” in re-cycle, and is known as
“closing the loop.”