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Give your glass a new life – and help Leeds recycle more glass. Be a recycling hero!

From Sat 22 April until Sat 6 May you’ll be able to recycle bottles and jars at Marks & Spencer’s Moortown store on Harrogate Road. Look for the decorated glass banks in the car park.

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Give your glass a new life – and help Leeds recycle more glass. Be a recycling hero!

Sky Ocean Rescue – Removing Plastics from Our Seas

Over eight million tons of plastic enters the ocean each year, killing sea life. Now, new evidence says it's also entering our food chain with unknown health effects.

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Sky Ocean Rescue – Removing Plastics from Our Seas

Glass Recycling in Your Own Community: Friends of Glass Goes Local!

This year the Friends of Glass team has teamed up with local authorities in Portsmouth and Leeds to encourage residents to recycle more glass.

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Glass Recycling in Your Own Community: Friends of Glass Goes Local!

Delicious Noodle Pots Recipe

We are big fans of the Great British Bake Off and delicious recipes in glass, so when we saw this recipe by one of the baking programme’s finalists, Tamal Ray, on the Guardian’s website we couldn’t resist to share it with you.

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Delicious Noodle Pots Recipe

Five Pinterest-Worthy Tutorials to Try This December

Here at Friends of Glass we love do it yourself tutorials and with Christmas just around the corner, we rounded up our favourite crafts and recipes for you to try during this festive season.

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Five Pinterest-Worthy Tutorials to Try This December

Glass – not just for slippers!

Thousands braved the rain in London to watch the annual Lord Mayor's Show in London on Saturday and what a show it was. We were delighted to be one of the sponsors of the Glass Seller’s float, which featured a model of a giant glass slipper, drawing inspiration from the fairytale classic, Cinderella.

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Glass – not just for slippers!

5 DIY ideas to make your Halloween extra spooky

With Halloween just around the corner we thought we would share some great glass-themed easy to make ideas for this frightening season. Use these tutorials to get creative with your decorations and bring all the family and friends together.

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5 DIY ideas to make your Halloween extra spooky

Welcome to the Friends of Glass Recycle Week Facebook competition

We are very excited about this year’s Recycle Week, and to make it even better, we have decided to run an exclusive Facebook competition.

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Welcome to the Friends of Glass Recycle Week Facebook competition

Why packaging matters

The average household in the UK buys 4,000 packaged products a year, including food. That’s 4,000 decisions to make; not only on what product or brand to choose, but also what type of material it’s packaged in.

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Why packaging matters

Why Go Plastic Free This July

For those who didn’t know yet, Plastic Free July is a simple idea developed in 2011. It aims to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in our lives, by encouraging people to eliminate the use of single-use plastic during July each year.

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Why Go Plastic Free This July

Recycling Magic

Those clever people at Recycle Now have teamed up with a magician to create some mind-boggling street magic tricks highlighting how glass packaging items can be transformed into new things.

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Recycling Magic

Glass = Health

A few weeks ago we came across the article “That Plastic Container You Microwave In Could Be Super-Toxic” from Time, which raises some interesting points about food safety and the notion that a "Microwave-safe" label doesn't necessarily mean what you may think it does.

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Glass = Health
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