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Healthy packaging, healthy families: What makes glass the healthy choice?

Did you know: every week, the average person ingests up to one credit card worth of plastic from food, water, or the air? You are what you eat – and that includes how it’s packaged. That’s why when it comes to our favourite food and drink, we need to look beyond the label.

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Healthy packaging, healthy families: What makes glass the healthy choice?

6 Sustainable beauty tips for your skincare routine

Do you like to start the day with a multi-step skincare routine, or wind down at the end of a long day with a relaxing clay face mask? Do you dream of having that radiant and smooth 'glass skin'? Many of us like to take a moment to unwind by treating ourselves to a refreshing skincare routine.

Health
6 Sustainable beauty tips for your skincare routine

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?

4 Homemade Christmas Gifts to make this season

This year, why not skip the last-minute shopping trip and give those closest to you a meaningful Christmas gift? We've rounded up some of the best homemade Christmas presents we found online to bring you our top picks, with one special ingredient: glass. Read our article and discover 8 fun and easy Christmas gift ideas you can make at home.

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4 Homemade Christmas Gifts to make this season

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?

5 Ways to Decorate For Christmas Using Glass

Snowflakes are falling, knitwear is finding its way out of the closet, and the frost is biting our noses – winter has arrived! 

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5 Ways to Decorate For Christmas Using Glass

Why does coke taste better in glass?

Soft drinks come in different tastes, shapes, and sizes. From coke to club soda, ginger beer or fruit sodas – there is a flavour for everyone. The most famous of all is probably Coca-Cola, the dark brown carbonated soft drink, campaigns, but which tastes good all year round. 

But what is the best way to enjoy your favourite soda? Do soft drinks taste better when they come in glass compared to other packaging materials? Why did Coca-Cola decide to design their unique bottles with glass? And what is the best way to store coke at home to keep you drink fizzy and fresh for when you decide to open it? Read on to find the answers.

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Why does coke taste better in glass?

Choose Health, Choose Glass

We’re all trying to live better and more sustainably, from how we consume and dispose of products to how we look after our own health. Yet packaging remains crucial to preserve products through delivery and storage, and to ensure longer shelf stability of products once purchased. By offering a material that’s not just endlessly recyclable but remains food safe throughout the closed-loop recycling process, glass packaging continues to provide strong sustainable benefits for the health of both people and planet. Glass is never a waste. 

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Choose Health, Choose Glass

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.

Design
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.

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

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

#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
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