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Glass to grass: Can crushed glass help restore Cayman’s coastal environment?

Researchers are embarking on a pilot project to see if crushed recycled glass can help to replenish and sustain Cayman’s natural coastal environment.

Environmental group Glassroots KY has been awarded a Darwin Initiative grant to carry out the six-month study, which kicked off on 1 Oct.

With the help of the Department of Environment, the volunteers will look at the effects of the sand-like product on depleted mangrove and seagrass habitats.

They will also see if the glass can be used to create more fertile soil mix to grow crops in Cayman’s farms.


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