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Celebrations across the world mark the International Year of Glass

Glass has been a touchpoint of celebration, commerce, culture and science for over two thousand years – now, 2022 is being marked as the ‘International Year of Glass’, with hundreds of events taking place around the world to celebrate the unique characteristics of glass in all its forms.

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Celebrations across the world mark the International Year of Glass

Why is wine stored in glass?

Glass bottles remain the best choice for wine lovers. New research showed that 94% of consumers in France prefer glass wine bottles over other packaging materials, such as bag-in-box. But why is it that we think of glass when we think of wine? Or why do we often store them horizontally? And are wine bottles sustainable?

Ecology
Why is wine stored in glass?

Living more sustainably – Is it 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. 

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Living more sustainably – Is it difficult?

What glass can you recycle?

More people than ever are recycling and we couldn’t be happier – as the glass industry, we love to be able to use recycled glass when we manufacture new containers. However, not all varieties can be used in production.

Ecology
What glass can you recycle?

Why does beer taste better in glass?

Whether it’s cracking open a cold lager to cool down on a summer day or enjoying a carefully crafted bottle of ale in the local bar, we bet that when it comes to planning your next beer, you're thinking about glass. But why is it that we enjoy beer better when it comes in glass? In this article we'll not only explain to you why your favourite drink tastes different in glass, but also how you can store your beer at home for the best experience.

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Why does beer taste better in glass?

Why do drinks and food taste better in glass?

Ever noticed that your favourite food and drink products taste better when packaged in glass? If you have, you’re not alone. There’s so much that goes into the perceived taste of a product including the quality of the brand, temperature, and even how you’re choosing to experience the moment itself – think of how good it feels to crack open a cold beer or Coca Cola on a hot summer’s day!

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Why do drinks and food taste better in glass?

What is the difference between glass and crystal?

All crystal is glass, but not all glass is crystal. How does that work? In this article, we will explain all the differences and similarities between these two versatile materials.

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What is the difference between glass and crystal?

#EndlessCycle: How does recycling glass help protect the environment?

Have you ever wondered how glass is recycled? What happens to your used glass after you’ve put it into the bottle bank? The good news is that every single one of us can make a difference.

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#EndlessCycle: How does recycling glass help protect the environment?

#EndlessCycle: How are retailers rising to the packaging waste challenge?

Calling on all shoppers! You might think that how your favourite product is packaged is all about what brands choose to make and what we all want to buy. However, with us shoppers paying more attention than ever to the impact of our shopping choices, the retailers we make visits to everyday are becoming just as concerned with how our favourite products are packaged, helping us make easier, more sustainable choices.

So what choices are they making? You probably already know that, while disposable packaging is going out of fashion, endlessly recyclable glass is very much on trend. Well, that message is resonating with our favourite retailers, who are putting more and more glass packaging on their shelves in turn. As Carrefour’s Sustainability Outreach Lead, Scarlett Elizee, says, “we also want to move away from single use and towards a recycling and reuse model that makes the most out of glass.” Here’s why.

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#EndlessCycle: How are retailers rising to the packaging waste challenge?

#CheersWithGlass with Teachers for Future Spain

Friends of Glass Spain partnered with Carlota Bruna, Alex Puértolas, Maxi Iglesias, and Curly Azahara to gather as much virtual #CheersWithGlass and their best wishes for 2022.

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#CheersWithGlass with Teachers for Future Spain

#EndlessCycle: How to get the most out of glass around your home?

Wherever you are, chances are that you come into contact with glass on a daily basis. From getting ready for the day with the help from your favourite skincare product, preparing a healthy meal for friends and family, to winding down at night with some after-work drinks. Glass is healthy, versatile, and better yet, sustainable: it’s the only packaging material which is infinitely recyclable, as well as being reusable and refillable. So what can we do with all this packaging once we’re done to ensure we’re treating it right?

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#EndlessCycle: How to get the most out of glass around your home?

#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
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