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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.

Ecology
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.

Ecology
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

Recycle Glass From All Around Your Home

Most of us know we can recycle bottles and jars either at bottle banks or through our council’s kerbside collection. But how many of us are recycling all the items we can? Besides the usual food and drink containers, what about glass bottles and jars from around your home? Think perfume bottles, medicine bottles and beauty products.

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Recycle Glass From All Around Your Home

Be Prepared for Recycle Now’s ‘Ready, Set, Recycle’ challenge with the Scout Association

We are excited to see a great new collaboration between the Recycle Now campaign and The Scout Association. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts across England and Wales are taking part in an environmental challenge to recycle packaging materials from all around the home.

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Be Prepared for Recycle Now’s ‘Ready, Set, Recycle’ challenge with the Scout Association

Get Ready for Spring with Glass

Soon spring will be upon us, although it certainly doesn’t feel like it. With frost thick on the ground and snow in London (who would of thought?!), the idea of spring cleaning will have most people cowering under the duvet! However, once the days get longer and lighter and daffodils start to bud, there’s nothing better than sprucing up the home ready to welcome the year ahead.

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Get Ready for Spring with Glass

Go Nuts for Peanut Butter Day

Who doesn’t love peanut butter? Crunchy, smooth and rich; it comes in different varieties to suit everyone’s palate and what better way to celebrate International Peanut Butter Day than create your own, stored beautifully in a glass jar, of course! ☺

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Go Nuts for Peanut Butter Day

Healthy lunch on the go, in glass jars!


It’s January and for many of us this month heralds the inevitable backlash against the indulgence of food and drink during the Christmas period. While there’s no shortage of advice on getting fit and healthy: gyms, the latest diets and the new super-foods, the expense, time and effort these things take can be overwhelming.

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Healthy lunch on the go, in glass jars!
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