Salvaging Glass Supporting Communities

Redefining glass recycling.

The Problem

Tons of glass approximately are landfilled in Philadelphia annually

Our Solution

Tons of glass recirculated locally since 2020

How We Create Value

We partner with workforce development programs to create sustainable job opportunities that support waste diversion in Philadelphia. By reusing, downcycling, and upcycling glass from our community, we reduce the amount of raw materials needed to produce everyday products.


Repurpose bottles and jars with local goods


Create glass sand to support conservation projects


Reshape bottles and jars into new glassware

Our Mission

BU is a community-based glass recycling program dedicated to reducing glass waste and supporting individuals to reclaim their livelihoods.

Our Vision

A circular economy where used glass creates value locally.

A workforce equipped to tackle climate change.

Get Involved

Every bit makes a difference! Individuals and organizations can help us build a more sustainable Philadelphia. Check out how you can get involved below!

Contact Us


1901 S 9th Street, Bok B08, Philadelphia PA 19148

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