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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

The Return of the Milk Bottle

Over the past few weeks, the Friends of Glass team have noticed a number of articles in the news all talking about the latest trend in the milk market – glass bottles!

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The Return of the Milk Bottle

Can age define how much you know about recycling?

Our new survey highlighted that when it comes to awareness about glass recycling, age is a very important factor.

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Can age define how much you know about recycling?

Glass has Endless Lives: Talking Bottles

Did you know glass has endless lives? These surprised shoppers didn’t. Glass is infinitely recyclable and the safest packaging for the environment. If you want to play your part in preserving the planet, choose glass and buy glass.

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Glass has Endless Lives: Talking Bottles

Should Glass Milk Bottles Make a Comeback to the Supermarket Shelves?

It’s a no brainer that glass and milk go hand in hand. Not only does glass help keep milk fresher for longer, but it also ensures that it retains all its taste and goodness. Those who read our exclusive interview with the world’s first milk sommelier, Bas de Groot, will know that if you want to taste milk like a sommelier, you definitely need to use glass to keep the taste intact. Even dairy farms agree that glass is the best option for storing milk:

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Should Glass Milk Bottles Make a Comeback to the Supermarket Shelves?

When it Comes to Recycling, Age Matters

Europeans are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of recycling food and drink packaging but according to our survey it appears the older generations are more informed and committed than younger ones.

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When it Comes to Recycling, Age Matters
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