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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

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

Tips to cut your waste – with the help of glass

We've all seen the images of waste building up on our planet and polluting our oceans - and we can all play our own small part in making a difference to our planet's health. Did you know there are several small, simple steps you can take to make a difference, even in a world that's constantly on the go? Read on...  

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Tips to cut your waste – with the help of glass

Friends of Glass support Recycle Week

It’s that time of year again as we celebrate recycling with Recycle Week and both Friends of Glass and British Glass are delighted to be supporting the campaign yet again.

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Friends of Glass support Recycle Week

Friends of Glass takes on ‘La Parisienne’ race

On Sunday 8 September 2019, a Friends of Glass team took part in Paris' annual 'Course la Parisienne' race.

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Friends of Glass takes on ‘La Parisienne’ race

Ever been thanked by a dolphin while checking out your groceries? 

Ahead of World Oceans Day on 8 June, we built custom pop-up checkouts in selected supermarkets across Europe.

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Ever been thanked by a dolphin while checking out your groceries? 
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