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The Green Life: Green Your Drink -- Glassware

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August 27, 2008

Green Your Drink -- Glassware

Wine_bottles Give a toast to the environment with this week's tips for finding (and making) light-on-the-planet beverages.

Tip #3:
Keep it in the loop

Drinks made with organic, local, and seasonal ingredients can get even greener if served in recycled glassware. Sure, nixing single-use plastic cups is a step in the enviro direction, but why stop there when eco-minded designers now give you such chic alternatives? The Wisconsin-based Green Glass company offers simple, colorful wine glasses, goblets, and tumblers made of reclaimed and recycled wine and beer bottles, and Uncommon Goods sells beer glasses handmade in Colombia from recycled car windshields. Of course, you needn't get fancy to go green. Mix-and-match glassware from second-hand stores still does the job for hipsters and savers alike.

Share your tips: How did you assemble your glass set? Tell us about your best thrift store finds and favorite green designs.

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