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December 10, 2023

Sunday Night Highlight – Local Cofounders Named to Forbes “30 under 30”

Max Steitz and Franziska Trautmann, co-founders of recycling company Glass Half Full, have been named to the Forbes 2024 “30 under 30” list.

Fran and Max started Glass Half Full, which recycles glass into sand, in the backyard of a Tulane college fraternity house in 2020. To date, the New Orleans-based duo say they’ve diverted more than six million pounds of glass from Louisiana landfills, which has been used to make new glass products, as well as beach-like sand for coastal restoration and erosion protection. Backed by the National Science Foundation, Glass Half Full employs 15 people and plans to expand into Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.

You can read more about Glass Half Full here, including how to schedule pick-up for your glass.

You can see the full Forbes 30 under 30 here.

Max Steitz and Franziska Trautmann of Glass Half Full