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#EndlessCycle: Why does glass design continue to appeal to people?

Whether it’s iconic perfumes, artisanal spirits or everyday kitchen staples, nothing denotes style quite like glass. If you’re reading this, you probably love glass in all its shapes and sizes. Have you ever wondered how your favourite products intentionally use glass design to convey a sense of their own brand identity and stand out on the shelves? In the words of La Fermière brand marketer Tina Tarpinian, “we’ll let our iconic packaging do the talking.”

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#EndlessCycle: Why does glass design continue to appeal to people?

Building Back Better – Glass, Sustainability and the HORECA Sector

Love going to restaurants, sharing moments of celebration with friends and family around one table? What about marking the end of the workday with an apero in your favourite bar or pub, or spending lazy weekend mornings catching up over brunch in a café? Or maybe you're a city break addict, and love hopping between European capitals and exploring the sights. After a long year of lockdowns and restrictions, the HORECA sector (shorthand for Hotels, Restaurants, Bars & Cafés) is coming back to life, and we couldn't be more thrilled.

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Building Back Better – Glass, Sustainability and the HORECA Sector

#EndlessCycle: How is glass manufacturing evolving to face the future?

Have you ever seen a glass bottle being made? It involves taking an alchemy of ingredients and crafting, twisting, shaping and sculpting them into life – all in front of the dancing flames of the furnace. "That’s why I like to think of glass as a living thing," says Trevor Philips, a Production and Engineering Director who has spent nearly 50 years in the heart of the industry.

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#EndlessCycle: How is glass manufacturing evolving to face the future?

📢 2022 will be the International Year of Glass!

We are delighted to announce that 2022 has been recognised as the International Year of Glass 2022 by the United Nations General Assembly on May 18. From the Romans through to the high-tech innovation of today, glass has always been by our sides as part of civilisation, science, art and culture. It's time to celebrate the past, present, and future of this iconic material, and reflect on how it's driving progress towards UN Agenda 2030 goals​.

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📢 2022 will be the International Year of Glass!

Using glass around the home this Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today (22 April) we are exploring the ways you can recycle and reuse glass around your home. There are loads of small changes you can make to live a more sustainable lifestyle and incorporate glass around your home. Here are a few of our tips.

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Using glass around the home this Earth Day

Olive oil and glass – the perfect match

26 November marks Olive Oil Day! Whether it's used as a marinade component, the crucial ingredient of a well-dressed salad, a cooking oil, or a delicacy to be enjoyed on its own with bread, the many uses of olive oil makes it a daily pantry staple all around the world.​

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Olive oil and glass – the perfect match

Living more sustainably – is it really that difficult?

Today, we're living in a changing world - one where our environment is on the brink of a crisis. Every day, this requires us to make choices aimed at adopting a more sustainable lifestyle - one that allows us to enjoy a healthy and full lifestyle, while at the same time respecting the world around us.

But how can you lead a sustainable lifestyle? Is it really as difficult as you imagine? And above all.... what does it mean?

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Living more sustainably – is it really that difficult?

Time to get green-fingered?

How does your garden grow? Whether you have an acre of land or a tiny windowsill space, there's nothing like gardening to lift the spirits and reconnect with nature. With many of us spending more time at home than ever before, it's time to bring the outdoors indoors - with a little help from your used glass.

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Time to get green-fingered?

5 ways you can help close the glass loop

We all have a part to play in building a more sustainable world, starting with how we shop, all the way down to how we get rid of our rubbish. This summer, organisations involved in all stages of the glass collection and recycling value chain have launched Close the Glass Loop – a major glass recycling action plan for Europe.

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5 ways you can help close the glass loop

Refreshing summer drinks best served in glass

Summertime is still in the air, and there's no better excuse to chill out with a cool beverage. Here are some of our favourite drinks to enjoy in the sun - best served up in glass, naturally. Perfect for entertaining friends or for kicking back on the terrace with a book, who says happy hour need only last an hour? 

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Refreshing summer drinks best served in glass

What happens to my glass after it’s recycled?

This summer, people and companies across Europe launched their ‘Close the Glass Loop’ campaign, to boost the glass collection for recycling rate to a target of 90% across the whole of Europe.

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What happens to my glass after it’s recycled?

Cheers to our Heroes

Over the last few months, COVID-19 has affected all of us. While all across Europe, many of us have been adjusting to a new normal, certain groups of people have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to protect food, beverage and pharmaceutical supply chains.  

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Cheers to our Heroes
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