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Most beaches dont' allow glass containers because it can break and cut your feet....hope they have a strainer or something!

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Picture a beautiful beach spanning miles of coastline, gently lapped by aqua-colored water — and sprinkled with glass.

Ouch? Think again. It feels just like sand, but with granules that sparkle in the sunlight.

Faced with the constant erosion of Florida's beaches, Broward County officials are exploring using recycled glass — crushed into tiny grains and mixed with regular sand — to help fill gaps.

It's only natural, backers of the idea say, since sand is the main ingredient in glass.

The glass-sand idea grew from the unintentional consequences of an ocean dump site off Northern California near Fort Bragg. Beginning in 1949, garbage — including lots of glass — was dumped over a cliff into the ocean, said Charles Finkl, a marine geologist with Boca Raton-based Coastal Planning and Engineering.

Finkl said that while organic material degraded over the years, the glass broke up and became smooth as it tumbled in the surf. The area is now known locally as Glass Beach. Another dump site in Hawaii produced similar results, Finkl said.

"You talk about glass beach and people have images of sharp glass shards but it's not that way at all," he said.
 
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I am sure that it will be sifted and tumbled. Glass is basically cooked sand anyways right?
 

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It will be tumbled. Do you think that they are that stupid to put anything that could cut your feet on the beach?
 

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I think that's a great idea. Recycling is good but it would have gotten recycled into new glass anyways, right?
 
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