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Randy Atkins: The main fix for beach erosion is moving lots of sand. But Phil Bresee, Broward County Florida's recycling manager, thinks finely ground used bottles…
Phil Bresee: Will allow us to have a regular supply of crushed glass and sand that we can apply on beach erosion hot spots.
Randy Atkins: After all…
Phil Bresee: Sand is the key ingredient of glass.
Randy Atkins: So engineers have tested various glass-sand mixtures for surf dynamics while biologists checked sea critter compatibility.
Phil Bresee: All of the studies came out very positive. There was no impact on mortality rates or the ability of the species to populate.
Randy Atkins: Bresee says it wouldn't hurt you either and feels like all-natural sand. With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.