Upcycled drinking glass that preserves the planet, no matter what you drink.
The longer you use it, the better for the environment.
Respect the planet, respect yourself.
We want to make a real difference right away, not next week or next lifetime. It is our planet, and it is our future.
Use fewer things and use them longer. And ask your friends to do the same. Your impact will be greater every day.
We upcycle wine bottles sourced from Berlin’s best bars and restaurants. Our manufacturing follows the highest standards of professional glass cutting and polishing.
Every WesternTrash glass is handcrafted with care and precision. Despite our name, we practice a ZERO WASTE production policy. We take the trash out of the system instead of putting it in.
We classify our glasses as made of green glass. But it’s not really that simple: Most wine bottles use a combination of two or more colors. The greenest whites are sometimes hard to distinguish from the whitest greens, while different mixes of green and brown create various shades of “olive.”
We decide subjectively where one color ends and the next begins. We could do this scientifically with a fancy spectrophotometer, but that’s not the Western Trash style. We think people should interpret color with their own eyes.
When you order a single glass we pick a random green shade, when you order multiple glasses we do our best to pick similar shades of green. Therefore, as we said earlier there is some level of human subjectivity involved. However, we are working hard to introduced robots and AI in the process – just kidding… 🤣
Western Trash glasses retain the bottle’s original shape and character. Wine bottles traditionally have a concave base, known as the “punt,” but some bottle-makers have stopped doing this. The base of your Western Trash glass can range from a 5 cm concave to completely flat.
The bottom edge of your glass may be angular or rounded. Some bases bulge out a little; others are flush with the rest of the glass.
The underside of your glass may have small linear grooves, meant to stop wine bottles from sliding on the table.
Your glass may show the original markings from the bottle factory, usually a string of numbers and symbols along the base. We don’t try to remove these markings; they add to the quirky character of Western Trash drinkware.
Our glasses are 100% safe to use.
The WesternTrash Star
All of our creations are stamped with the WesternTrash logo known as an exploding star. It symbolizes the energy of Kreuzberg’s revolutionary spirit and lifestyle, theater of riots, subcultures movements, and musical feasts. Instead of smashing shop windows, we prefer to expend this energy creating beautiful, useful, and planet-friendly glasses for everyday life.
Our logo is literally cut into the glass surface. We use sandblasting technique, which does not require any paints, solvents, high temperatures, or other environmentally destructive things. We shoot a special kind of sand onto the glass surface with a pressure gun and the sand grains cut through the glass surface. It stays forever and is super duper planet-friendly.
Sustainability is a very vast and complex concept however in order to make it achievable for just anyone we have turned it into just slight daily habits change. This in turn, when practiced regularly, can result in a huge outcome in the long term.
Apart from it think about this way:
Usually, we ship your glass in 1-2 days. However, in times of turmoil (like recent lockdown) or holiday season, it may take 1-2 days longer. We will keep you informed all the way.
Carrier DHL (trackable & insured)
Germany: € 4,99 flat fee
EU: € 8,99 flat fee
Rest of the world: €15,99 flat fee
You can return the item within 30 days, you get a full refund and no questions asked.
At the moment we don’t offer gift vouchers, however, if you really need one get in touch – we will definitely work it out.
All our packaging (gift box, filling, shipping box, and tape) is made of recycled paper and is 100% recyclable. Just put it in the paper container.
In case you don’t want or cant to use it anymore you should give it to someone. Our glasses are very durable and can easily last a lifetime. If you break the glass you can discard it in the glass recycling container.