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Glass Guardians Campaign Relaunched

The highly successful Glass Guardians programme for schools across the UK launches for its second year today.


Supported by Friends of Glass, the National Schools Partnership and British Glass, the campaign teaches children aged from 5 to 11 the importance of recycling glass.

The second programme follows the resounding success in 2018 when over 97,000 pupils and 126 schools took part.

School children will participate in activities in English, Maths, PSHE and Science covering the whole life cycle of glass, beginning with the manufacture from raw materials to the finished product to the importance of recycling.

The programme will also teach the children how glass is 100% recyclable and how it can be continually made back into glass bottles and jars without a loss of quality.

We want to make sure that every bottle and jar is put back into the system and we hope young people can become Glass Guardians and support that aim by encouraging them to champion the importance of recycling to protect their planet.

Once again we’re offering some great prizes to pupils who come up with a clever way to get more people recycling glass, with an Amazon Fire 7 tablet and £500 worth of equipment vouchers for your school on offer.

It can be anything from organising a community event to designing a poster; the more creative the better.

Teachers who would like to take part in the programme with their classes should register here.