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The student guide to recycling glass

We know it’s tough being a student.

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The student guide to recycling glass

Students encouraged to recycle glass in new competition

University first year students in three key sites – York, Cardiff and Oxford, with 32,000 fresher students in total - are being urged to get recycling.

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Students encouraged to recycle glass in new competition

Know what you can recycle

More people than ever are recycling and we couldn’t be happier – the glass industry love to use recycled glass when they manufacture new containers but not all types of glass can be used in production.

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Know what you can recycle

University Student Recycling Competition – enter here!

Unlike many other types of packaging, which can breakdown into potentially harmful micro-particles that end up in our food chain, glass is made from ingredients that occur naturally and are completely non-toxic.

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University Student Recycling Competition – enter here!

Love the ocean with our competition

Everyone is much more aware of the impact they have on the environment around us – especially the negative impact of ocean littering.

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Love the ocean with our competition

Dive into an ocean-friendly lifestyle with 5 everyday actions!

Off to the coast for a last-minute holiday? The last thing you want is to share your spot on the beach with leftover rubbish, but unfortunately even the dreamiest destination can be home to traces of marine littering. Surfrider Foundation Europe reckons that each year, a staggering 8 million tonnes of waste ends up in our ocean, adding up to waste islands which are round one third the size of Europe. Scary stuff!

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Dive into an ocean-friendly lifestyle with 5 everyday actions!

Top Destinations to Toast the Ocean This Summer

Summer is fast approaching! For anyone still in need of some travel inspiration, we’ve got you covered: we’ve rounded up our five top destinations where you can enjoy an unforgettable waterfront experience, glass in hand.

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Top Destinations to Toast the Ocean This Summer

Local Girl Turns Superhero to Scoop Top Glass Recycling Prize

Local schoolgirl 11-year-old Beth Ashley (pictured) from Bramley, Leeds has scooped top prize of an Apple iPad Mini in a glass recycling competition. The competition was organised by Leeds City Council, Lidl and Friends of Glass.

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Local Girl Turns Superhero to Scoop Top Glass Recycling Prize

POST-BLUE PLANET II SHOPPERS CHOOSE GLASS

The impact of last autumn’s BBC Blue Planet II series, which raised serious concerns about the poor state of our marine systems and oceans, continues to have a profound effect on public attitudes and behaviour. As people try to make more sustainable choices to protect the oceans, glass packaging – famously 100% recyclable and non-toxic - is proving to be a hit with shoppers, as revealed in a new survey by Friends of Glass.

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POST-BLUE PLANET II SHOPPERS CHOOSE GLASS

DUERR’S CASE STUDY

In the second of our occasional blogs that look at the most recent striking and innovative ideas in glass bottle and jar design, we talk to those responsible for turning the humble marmalade jar into a work of art.

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DUERR’S CASE STUDY

ABSOLUT-LY FABULOUS

At Friends of Glass, we love to see the arrival of exciting new bottle and jar designs. In the first of a new occasional series, we talk to those responsible for some of the most recent striking and innovative ideas.

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ABSOLUT-LY FABULOUS

Our oceans are at risk

Six months on from Blue Planet II’s debut on our TV screens, the conversation it sparked about our impact on our oceans is still alive and kicking. It’s clearer than ever that the future of the ocean is under threat, and our own behaviour as consumers and citizens is called into question. How deep is your love for the ocean?

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Our oceans are at risk
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