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RE: [greenyes] ceramics recycling
...and if you really want to see creative reuse of ceramics, visit the
Watts Towers in South Los Angeles (see photo). They were created by an
Italian immigrant, Simon Rodia, who worked on them throughout his life.
They are now under protection and tour guides are available on the site.

Check out photos at
http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/la/pubart/sculptures/Watts_towers/

Heidi Feldman
Public Education Coordinator
Monterey Regional Waste Management District
Tel.: 831/384-5313     FAX: 831/384-3567

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicky Scott [mailto:NScott@no.address] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 10:12 AM
To: KirbGood@no.address
Cc: greenyes@no.address
Subject: RE: [greenyes] ceramics recycling

Crushed glazed ceramic not suitable for grog - only fired unglazed
ceramic
is used.
Ceramics can be re-used in Mosaic mural projects and \i've seen some
pretty
big Civic projects here in the UK - obviously there is a limit to this
use!
I also have bought some very interesting recycled ceramic sculptures
from
ceramic bits and pieces - a tea pot spout is turned into a cats tail in
one
- again limited use - otherwise as it is inert - presumably hardcore or
crushed up and nmixed into concrete blocks etc?

Nicky Scott
Community Composting Network UK

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	KirbGood@no.address [SMTP:KirbGood@no.address]
> Sent:	28 January 2004 16:15
> To:	greenyes@no.address
> Subject:	Re: [greenyes] ceramics recycling
> 
> > Are ceramics like dishes recyclable?
> > 
> You might tell your resident that ceramic dishes have the potential to
be 
> recycled.   Manufacturers that make ceramics often crush their defects
and
> 
> recycled them back into the kilns or sell them as "grog."   But the
> economics of 
> scale do not make it possible to collect and process ceramics from
> residents.
> 
> Bob Kirby







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