(Planet Money)

Have you always wondered what happens to glass containers after the recycling truck scoops them up from the curb? The crack GIF-making team at NPR’s Planet Money visited a plant in New Jersey that’s now able to take glass bottles and turn them into something other than sparkly construction materials. In a series of animations, they take readers through the whole process. [Planet Money]

Some Walmart, Kroger Store-Brand Peas & Mixed Vegetables
Recalled Because You Are Not Supposed To Eat Glass

Some Walmart, Kroger Store-Brand Peas & Mixed Vegetables Recalled Because You Are Not Supposed To Eat Glass

On Friday, the Pictsweet Company of Bells, TN, announced a recall of some of its products containing green peas — and sold under the store brands of Kroger and Walmart — after the company learned that some of the packages may contain glass fragments. [More]

Trader Joe's Redefines Organic, Puts Glass in Your Sorbet

Trader Joe's Redefines Organic, Puts Glass in Your Sorbet

Specialty store Trader Joe’s is very common with the college hipster crowd; decent prices, organic foods, and the ever-drinkable Two Buck Chuck. For tipster Gil’s sake, they better have some organic band-aids and DIY Surgery kits — at least one of their products comes with a shard of all-natural glass. Full letter after the fold.

Got Kids? Glass Coffee Tables Can Be Crazy Dangerous

Got Kids? Glass Coffee Tables Can Be Crazy Dangerous

An 11-year-old girl from Providence, R.I. recently died after falling into or jumping on a glass table. She suffered a severe puncture wound and died of uncontrollable bleeding.

Delta Creative Settles With Artist Over Defective Paint Products

Delta Creative Settles With Artist Over Defective Paint Products

Remember Vickie and her defective Delta Creative PermEnamel experience? It ruined several of her pieces, not because she applied it incorrectly but because something was wrong with the product. It happens sometimes with products, no big deal. What was a big deal was the company’s CEO, Bill George, refused to approve a compensation payment that his employees had already agreed to with Vickie, leaving her with no choice but to contact a lawyer and write to us. It looks like Delta Creative and the artist have now resolved the issue, and she’s sent us a statement saying everything has been resolved to her “complete satisfaction.”

Delta Creative Prez Denies Refund: "We're Not In The Business Of Reimbursement"

Delta Creative Prez Denies Refund: "We're Not In The Business Of Reimbursement"

I have used the Delta PermEnamel Products for several years with marvelous results. This was an isolated incident which I would not expect to recur. This isolated incident has been resolved to my complete satisfaction. Thank you, Delta Creative, Inc.

Sam Adams Recalled Due To Glass Shards Inside Bottles

Sam Adams Recalled Due To Glass Shards Inside Bottles

Sam Adams has recalled some beer due to defective bottles that may contain shards of glass, says the company.

Hey Amazon: Cast Iron Frying Pans And Glass Don't Mix

Hey Amazon: Cast Iron Frying Pans And Glass Don't Mix

I’m sure you get a number of these, but here’s another one because I know I don’t get tired of them. A word of advice to anyone planning on making a purchase from Amazon.com that I overlooked myself; do not order anything glass with anything heavy, as they most likely WILL package them together.

Glass Baby Bottles Hit The Market To Answer Concerned Parents' Fears Of Plastic

Glass Baby Bottles Hit The Market To Answer Concerned Parents' Fears Of Plastic

Earlier this month, several consumer groups announced that heated plastic baby bottles leach bisphenol A “in amounts that were within the range shown to cause harm in animal studies.” Now a reader writes in to tell us that companies are already starting to respond to the issue with announcements that they’ll be releasing glass bottles in addition to plastic versions.