About Us

The Start

After learning that recycling glass waste isn't cost-effective for Alaska, High school freshmen Jenna Hansen entered into, and won, a borough-wide school competition called Caring For the Kenai (CFK). Her goal was to utilize the glass waste sitting in a mountain in our landfill and turn it into wearable art. And thus, Alaska Sea Glass was born!

Shipping

All of our products are packed using recycled material. We’ve also included a little informative card detailing how to care for and clean your one of a kind piece of Alaska Sea Glass. We typically ship through USPS, sending packages out Monday-Friday excluding Holidays. Special shipping requests such as gift wrapping or expedited shipping, should accompany an order. We cannot guarantee special requests if they are made after a purchase.

The Project

Glass is ‘rescued’ from the landfills and silty water is collected in buckets from Cook Inlet. It's all tumbled together in an industrial cement mixer Jenna purchased with her CFK winnings. Out of the mixer comes Alaska Sea Glass beauty. Most pieces are made into pendants used to create artful beaded necklaces. Other, generally larger pieces, are set aside for home construction.The tiny glass slivers are used as décor or re-recycled to wear down the next set of bottles.

Returns

Something happened in shipping? Your Aunt Bertha didn’t love the necklace? Please contact us! We would love to figure out the best way to resolve any issue.

The Dream

That one day our small family-run small business will be grow into a completely sustainable industry that keeps glass waste out of the landfills. We want to keep Alaska's land wild instead of a dumping ground.

Questions?

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