Repurposing bottles into stylish items became Groovy Green’s passion after beginning as just an experiment in a Myrtle Beach garage. Enjoy their efforts with these nifty wine bottle wind chimes. Each one is built with a silver colored brass chain and a wooden knocker. The bottles are cut twice and then polished as smooth as possible.
After breaking what seemed to be a ton of bottles, they spawned a method that allowed used wine bottles to be repurposed and upcycled, and formed a partnership with area restaurants to turn glass bottles that would be headed to the landfill into beautiful items.
According to Groovy, “Glass takes over a million years to break down in a landfill. Since there is no safer product to contain food and drinks, we felt that these bottles deserved a second chance.”
Based on an online energy calculator, for every 50 cases of wine bottles that are kept out of a landfill by repurposing, we are saving:
- 2.7 cubic meters of landfill space
- 328 kwh of energy (enough to light 1.1 houses every month)
- 1, 660 liters of water
- Permanently removing the impact of 1.2 cars on the road