Someone on Yahoo Answers is asking, “who buys recycled glass bottles”?
The reason this person is asking this questions is because they have a recycling center and collect household goods from people. They want to sell the glass bottles they collect and are wondering where to go. But my theory is instead of selling these bottles to a recycling facility, why not become a supplier to crafts people who will use it to create super cool stuff.
This is a big unfilled niche in my opinion, as more people start to recycle and big companies start to recycle this creates a large repository of goods that small crafts people or retailers could use.
image via Minty Fresh Fusions
Let’s say you run an eco friendly jewelry company and you create recycled glass pendants. Or let’s say you are Minty Fresh Fusions, a super cute online crafter on Etsy who creates spoon rests from (get this!) recycled beer bottles. C’mon. That is too cute! Obviously you need an ongoing supply of recycled glass pieces, but where do you go to get this in bulk?
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a service that you can sign-up for that compiles a list or directory of people or companies who have the materials you need.
A matchmaking service for recycled materials or an eBay like site that only specializes in recycled goods.
I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before some savvy entrepreneur latches onto this idea, and makes life easier for craftspeople all over the world. Such as the good people over at one of my favorite places online, Etsy.