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Love the ocean with our competition

Everyone is much more aware of the impact they have on the environment around us – especially the negative impact of ocean littering.

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Love the ocean with our competition

Dive into an ocean-friendly lifestyle with 5 everyday actions!

Off to the coast for a last-minute holiday? The last thing you want is to share your spot on the beach with leftover rubbish, but unfortunately even the dreamiest destination can be home to traces of marine littering. Surfrider Foundation Europe reckons that each year, a staggering 8 million tonnes of waste ends up in our ocean, adding up to waste islands which are round one third the size of Europe. Scary stuff!

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Dive into an ocean-friendly lifestyle with 5 everyday actions!

Top Destinations to Toast the Ocean This Summer

Summer is fast approaching! For anyone still in need of some travel inspiration, we’ve got you covered: we’ve rounded up our five top destinations where you can enjoy an unforgettable waterfront experience, glass in hand.

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Top Destinations to Toast the Ocean This Summer

Local Girl Turns Superhero to Scoop Top Glass Recycling Prize

Local schoolgirl 11-year-old Beth Ashley (pictured) from Bramley, Leeds has scooped top prize of an Apple iPad Mini in a glass recycling competition. The competition was organised by Leeds City Council, Lidl and Friends of Glass.

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Local Girl Turns Superhero to Scoop Top Glass Recycling Prize

POST-BLUE PLANET II SHOPPERS CHOOSE GLASS

The impact of last autumn’s BBC Blue Planet II series, which raised serious concerns about the poor state of our marine systems and oceans, continues to have a profound effect on public attitudes and behaviour. As people try to make more sustainable choices to protect the oceans, glass packaging – famously 100% recyclable and non-toxic - is proving to be a hit with shoppers, as revealed in a new survey by Friends of Glass.

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POST-BLUE PLANET II SHOPPERS CHOOSE GLASS

DUERR’S CASE STUDY

In the second of our occasional blogs that look at the most recent striking and innovative ideas in glass bottle and jar design, we talk to those responsible for turning the humble marmalade jar into a work of art.

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DUERR’S CASE STUDY

ABSOLUT-LY FABULOUS

At Friends of Glass, we love to see the arrival of exciting new bottle and jar designs. In the first of a new occasional series, we talk to those responsible for some of the most recent striking and innovative ideas.

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ABSOLUT-LY FABULOUS

Our oceans are at risk

Six months on from Blue Planet II’s debut on our TV screens, the conversation it sparked about our impact on our oceans is still alive and kicking. It’s clearer than ever that the future of the ocean is under threat, and our own behaviour as consumers and citizens is called into question. How deep is your love for the ocean?

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Our oceans are at risk

Become a Glass Guardian!

School children have been given the opportunity to become a Glass Guardian - we’ve worked with British Glass and teamed up with the National Schools Partnership to design a new recycling educational programme.

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Become a Glass Guardian!

Leeds enjoys a Lidl Recycling Love

Glass recycling in Leeds is set to get a boost this February thanks to a set of brand new glass banks being installed in Lidl’s Halton store carpark from February 12th. The banks join over 700 other bottle banks in the Leeds area, making it easier than ever for the people of Leeds to recycle their glass bottle and jars.

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Leeds enjoys a Lidl Recycling Love

For the love of oceans, let’s act now

While many of our New Year’s resolutions may not last, our imprint on the ocean will. Here are a few ways you can reduce your impact on the ocean and ultimately, on the planet itself.

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For the love of oceans, let’s act now

#friendsofglass cookery evening at the Wrenkh Cooking Salon in Vienna

Austrian food bloggers are #friendsofglass

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#friendsofglass cookery evening at the Wrenkh Cooking Salon in Vienna
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