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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

Raising your recycling game

Glass is an incredible material. It’s made from recycled glass and raw materials found in nature – sand, soda ash and limestone – and it’s 100% recyclable, in a closed loop. This means it can be endlessly recycled as long as we keep collecting it properly.

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Raising your recycling game

Why glass was the real star of the original Christmas story

In the midst of all the excitement and chaos of the season, it’s easy to overlook the original Christmas story: the Nativity. Even more often overlooked is the starring role that glass played in the both the nativity and its historic context – proving that if there were ever a material for the ages... it's glass.  

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Why glass was the real star of the original Christmas story

Christmas wishes from Friends of Glass! 🎄

Thanks for being a Friend of Glass in 2019!

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Christmas wishes from Friends of Glass! 🎄

Gifting in Glass this Christmas

This year, why not skip the last-minute shopping trip and give those closest to you a present with meaning? We've rounded up some of the best gifts in glass on the web.

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Gifting in Glass this Christmas

10 things you might not know about recycling

There’s no denying that recycling is having a moment right now: images of marine litter are a constant on our TV screens thanks to series like Blue Planet, ‘buy-in-bulk’ retail outlets and circular living shops are popping up in cities across Europe, and #ZeroWaste influencers are all over our Instagram timelines.

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10 things you might not know about recycling
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