I found this project to be very inspiring from admiration and elevation perspectives. Glass Half Full was started by two Tulane students who confronted New Orlean’s failing recycling facilities to recycle glass. They solved this issue not only by setting up programs for glass recycling, but also combatting the various effects of climate change with glass recycling. They provide accessible, transparent glass recycling to NOLA residents and businesses to divert hundreds of thousands of tons of glass from landfills annually. Glass Half Full then converts it into sand used to fight coastal erosion, for disaster relief efforts, construction, coastal rebuilding and so much more.
I really like how this platform confronts two issues while making one issue a solution for the other. Glass Half Full is a very inspirational project and I am really excited to see something like that come to life from college-aged people.