YB Green® is a recycled brand of jewelry made from glass that would otherwise be wasted in landfills but instead transformed into eco-bling. In 2009, YB Green was created to raise awareness that the City of New Orleans has not recycled glass since Hurricane Katrina and there is a community need for it. YB Green collects glass bottles from the 9th Ward in New Orleans, and then it is crushed, melted and designed into jewelry. Due to the handmade process, purchases are one of a kind. Be proud to say, “My earrings used to be a bottle.” Currently, YB Green is available at A Show of Hands in Alexandria, VA and the Katzen Museum Shop at American University.
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