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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How deep is your love for the ocean? Take our sustainability survey today and find out!
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.
Approximately 1.4 billion pounds of litter enters the ocean each year, and about 80% of it originates from sources on land. It is estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Making a conscious choice to act sustainably in our daily life is essential if we want to reverse this process – and save our seas and the marine life that populates them, whether that’s the majestic soaring albatross or the playfully exuberant dolphin. It’s clearer than ever before that the packaging you choose plays a crucial role in this debate.
Packaging is an essential part of our lives, and nobody is suggesting that we can or should cut it out altogether. However, a conscious and sustainable choice is possible: glass.
Glass is unrivalled in its sustainability credentials: it is endlessly recyclable, and unlike other packaging materials, it does not release harmful chemicals into the environment or your food. In fact, glass does not need extra layers or additives to protect the quality or taste of what‘s inside – removing the risk that those additives could end up in your food and drinks, and leaving your body untouched.
Glass is a raw material, never waste. Once produced, it can be recycled again and again into new types of bottles and jars. That’s why we’re urging everyone to speak up for our oceans – choose glass and make a concrete difference for the future of our planet!
Have we convinced you of the urgency of the situation? Wondering what the next steps are, and how you can make a difference? Take our short survey to help us understand your opinions and habits, and be an active part of the solution!