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Discussing the latest in glass recycling research

Gabrielle Gaustad and Elizabeth Tsekrekas on "Connections"
Megan Mack
Gabrielle Gaustad and Elizabeth Tsekrekas appear on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

It's harder to recycle glass -- including wine bottles -- than you might think. Why? We've had a lot of questions about glass recycling on this program, and this hour, we talk with local researchers about the latest in glass recycling technology and how to make glass a financially viable product.

Alfred University is home to the Center for Glass Innovation, which launched in 2020. Its goal is to help recycling markets and municipal recycling programs find new and sustainable ways to produce and recycle glass.

This hour, we talk with the researchers about what they are learning and how developments in glass recycling could affect what you do when you recycle. Our guests:

  • Gabrielle Gaustad, Ph.D., dean of the Inamori School of Engineering, and unit head for the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
  • Alexis Clare, Ph.D., professor of glass science at Alfred University 
  • Elizabeth Tsekrekas, Ph.D. candidate in glass science at Alfred University
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."