E.J. Hook is the environmental manager at MSU and told NBC Montana the counter tops they plan to build in the new College of Business will be made of recycled glass. MSU officials plan to collect the glass on campus this Friday.
"Part of what we're all trying to do, being sustainable, is extend the life cycle of products and bi-products that we make in our everyday lives," said Hook.
Hook says part of that mission is using recycled glass and other bi-products like residual coal ash to build MSU's new College of Business. Hook says the recycled glass will be processed locally.
"There's a transport that goes with it obviously, to make it from place to place. The manufacturing is just six miles up the road and then it will be transported back," Hook explained.
Hook told NBC Montana this product will have many uses in the new college.
"It will be the counter tops in all the restrooms. We're also having drinking stations in there, water fountains and bottle filling stations. The new material will be used as the back splash for the counter tops as well," said Hook.
Construction for the new College of Business at MSU will begin this Summer.
If you'd like to donate your glass, you can drop it off at the mall on MSU's campus on Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Organizers say glass needs to be sorted by color.