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Health

Stay Healthy with Glass packaging

Taste

Glass is the proper way to store food

Ecology

Endlessly Recyclable – Uniquely Natural

History

5000 Years in the Making

Design

What you see is what you get

GLASS: WHY IT’S THE BEST FOR FOOD & DRINK

We read an interesting article on the Daily Mail website, which highlighted experts’ safety concerns associated with plastic, tin and can packaging. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates there are more than 800 endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, found not only in everyday packaging but in products, the environment and even the food chain. Some scientists believe that these chemicals could have links to infertility, cancer and obesity.

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GLASS: WHY IT’S THE BEST FOR FOOD & DRINK

Waste Nothing & Reap the Benefits

Last year we introduced you to Jenny Dawson, a former hedge fund employee who makes chutneys from waste food. Since then her business Rubies in the Rubble has gone from strength to strength.

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Waste Nothing & Reap the Benefits

Glass & Health Go Hand In Hand

Here at Friends of Glass we are always happy to find out about little glass gems across the UK and our latest discovery is a brand new juice bar in Brighton called YOU JUICE.

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Glass & Health Go Hand In Hand

Keep Calm and Choose Glass!

Packaging keeps our food clean, fresh, and tasty – in fact, without it, our food and drink would be open to outside elements that can negatively affect the taste and health benefits.

However, it is important to ensure that the packaging itself also doesn’t affect the contents within it. Food safety is a big issue – in fact, a recent BBC Inside Out programme shows that countries all around the world are trying to figure out what measures to take to ensure that our food and drink has no negative effect on us.

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Keep Calm and Choose Glass!

MPs CALL FOR GREATER EFFORT ON RECYCLING – WE SAY CHEERS TO THAT!

We were encouraged to learn this week that local councils could soon be stepping up their efforts to persuade householders to recycle more – which is good news for the environment and of course good news for glass.

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MPs CALL FOR GREATER EFFORT ON RECYCLING – WE SAY CHEERS TO THAT!

Glass Loves Nature

We were dismayed to read that the beauty of the Maldives is being affected by 400 tonnes of rubbish being dumped on the island every day. Filmmaker Alison Teal has recently collected images and footage to document the waste problem, which is attributed to the 3.5kg of waste each visitor generates per day.

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Glass Loves Nature

LET’S ALL RECYCLE FOR A BETTER FUTURE – UNIVERSITIES HELP STUDENTS MAKE THE GRADE ON RECYCLING

We all know that the great benefit of glass is that it is 100% recyclable and does not harm the environment, helping make a more sustainable future. With this in mind, we were very disappointed to learn that a recent YouGov poll of 2,500 people in the UK found that only 57% of 18-24 year olds considered it very important to recycle as much as possible.

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LET’S ALL RECYCLE FOR A BETTER FUTURE – UNIVERSITIES HELP STUDENTS MAKE THE GRADE ON RECYCLING

Why glass milk bottles still have a place on the doorstep

We were saddened to hear Dairy Crest's announcement last week that they will be closing the company’s last glass milk bottle plant. While the move highlights the pressure to reduce costs, we wondered at the wisdom of this decision.

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Why glass milk bottles still have a place on the doorstep
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