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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?

#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.

Ecology
#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?

Ecology
#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

#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.

Ecology
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

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.

Design
Time to get green-fingered?
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