Friends of Glass urge brands to move back into glass after consumer survey results
Following Earth Day, the pan-European consumer movement Friends of Glass is calling on brands to make the switch back to glass.
The registration procedure has been completed. From now we will keep you updated with all Friends of Glass activities and achievements.
Click on one of the icons to join us:
We've sent an email to your address. Please confirm this subscription by clicking on the link in the e-mail. Only one more step to go!
Please check out your e-mail account if you already received a confirm mail for subscribing Friends of Glass.
Did you know that each year in the European Union alone, we throw away more than 3 billion tonnes of waste? That’s billions—with a ‘b’. Around 90 million tonnes of this waste is hazardous. With so much waste, it’s clear that careful management and disposing of this waste, without damaging our environment, is a major concern for everyone.
That’s why the European Commission began an initiative in 2009 to promote awareness, and supportive action for, sustainable resources and waste management. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is the mantra of this initiative, and it’s easy to see how using glass containers coincides perfectly with the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).
One of the great things about glass is that it can be recycled again and again without losing its clarity or purity. Making glass bottles and jar from recycled glass also helps to conserve energy. According to Wrap.org.uk, the energy you can save from recycling just ONE glass bottle will:
Make sure to visit the European Commission’s website about Waste Reduction Week to see what’s happening in your area, and what you can do to raise awareness about waste reduction.