Smash Glass

    Save Our World



    We lessen the factors that contribute to the severe weather patterns known as climate change by recycling glass containers more regularly and efficiently.


    We invite members of the community to actively participate in the glass recycling process by giving them the opportunity to break a set amount of glass containers for less than the cost of a movie ticket. Participants will be instructed by a trained “Break Buddy” who will equip breakers in safety gear and make sure everyone has a smashing time.

  • 'Be The Change'

    Our goal is to recycle and re-purpose glass containers in an eco-friendly, cost effective manner - benefiting the environment, the community and glass manufacturers.


    The principal benefit of manufacturing glass to the environment is that broken glass can be substituted for up to 95% of the raw, finite materials needed to make new glass containers.


    Glass manufacturing is the only manufacturing sub-sect that has the capability of lowering greenhouse gas output from manufacturing plants without lowering the quality of the glass product being produced.


    Inputting more recovered container glass into the glass manufacturing process lessens the factors that contribute to the severe weather patterns known as climate change. 

    BreakBox will do this on a national level; mitigating the abundance of greenhouse gas output for a major manufacturing sector.


  • Paying for the opportunity to break glass containers at Break Box allows us to cover the high costs of glass recycling that currently plagues MRF's (Materials Recovery Facilities) .

  • We're Glad Your Here!

    We've Been Looking For You!


    The strength of the BreakBox team is rooted in our willingness and commitment to ideate, innovate and execute ideas that advance society.


    We have tasked ourselves with creating the infrastructure of tomorrow's sustainable society.

    For now, this will be done through building an national network of glass recycling centers.

    But In the future, it could be anything!

  • Leadership

    Ryan T. Perpall

    Vision, Operations, Sustainability

    Ryan worked for a prominent junk removal company for 10 months in the Baltimore area. There he learned about many ins and outs of the waste and recycling industry. Through this, Ryan found inspiration to develop a better glass recycling solution for the Baltimore area, the United States and ultimately the world. After many years of hard-work, late nights and research, he began to form what is now known as BreakBox USA.



    Ryan grew up in the Washington Metropolitan area. He graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School. At DeMatha, Ryan was active on the school's varsity wrestling team as well as their business club.


    After high school, Ryan matriculated to Towson University, where he is now a 3rd year student pursuing a degree in Cultural Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship. At Towson Ryan has been apart of the executive boards of several entrepreneurial clubs and offices including The Real Estate Club, 'B.O.S.S.E.S', Venture Club and The Towson Student Launch Pad Office for Innovation.


    Ryan's core competencies include: rapid research, business modeling, strategic planning, speaking and being a connector of people.


    Ryan is meticulous when it comes to fine tuning his vision for a project, business or social venture. He enjoys brainstorming solutions to problems, and believes that problems that can be solved, should be solved.


    Fun Fact: Ryan is an ENTP 'Debater' on the Meyers - Briggs personality test.


  • "UnBox Me"

    Highlights of Break Box Founder Ryan Perpall presenting at TEDxTowson

  • Highlights of the Journey

    Participant in:

    -Tiger Cage Pitch Competition (2015)
    -Innovation Calisthenics Program (2016-2017)
    -LeaderShape Institute (2017)
    -Hatch Innovation Conference, Hosted by Johns Hopkins University (2017)
    -Business Model Canvas Competition (2017)
    -Towson Entrepreneurship Demo Day (2017) ---- WINNER* People's Choice Award For Most Captivating Student Business
    -People's Climate March in D.C (2017)

    Speaker / Presenter at:

    -Towson University Environmental Conference (2017)
    -Towson University Business Model Canvas Competition (2017)
    -TedXTowson . Ryan Perpall gave a TED Talk titled “Un-Box Me” ; a presentation about the philosophy behind Break Box (2017)

    www.breakboxusa.com Privacy Policy
    This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.
    What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
    When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
    When do we collect information?
    We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
    How do we use your information?
    We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
          • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
          • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
          • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
          • To quickly process your transactions.
          • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
          • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
    How do we protect your information?
    Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
    We use regular Malware Scanning.
    Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
    We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
    All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
    Do we use 'cookies'?
    We do not use cookies for tracking purposes
    You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
    If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
    Third-party disclosure
    We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety. 
    However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
    Third-party links
    We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
    Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en 
    We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
    California Online Privacy Protection Act
    CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf
    According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
    Users can visit our site anonymously.
    Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
    Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.
    You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
          • On our Privacy Policy Page
    Can change your personal information:
          • By emailing us
    How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
    We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
    Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
    It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
    COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
    When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
    We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
    Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?
    Fair Information Practices
    The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
    In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
    We will notify you via email
          • Within 7 business days
    We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
    CAN SPAM Act
    The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
    We collect your email address in order to:
          • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
          • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
          • Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
          • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
    To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
          • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
          • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
          • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
          • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
          • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
          • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
    If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
          • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
    and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
    Contacting Us
    If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
    PO Box 212
    Glenn Dale, Maryland 20769
    United States Of America
    Last Edited on 2017-08-08