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The Friends of Glass New Year’s resolutions

As we enter 2019, many of us will see the start of a new year as a chance to wipe the slate clean and make positive changes with our New Year’s resolutions.



With this chance for a fresh start, why not make some small changes to your lifestyle that could make a big difference to not just yourself, but to the whole planet?

Take a look at our New Year’s resolutions below to get your new year off to the best possible start.

Choose glass

Even small changes to our lifestyles can help make a difference to our planet.

It sounds simple but choosing more products packaged in glass can make a difference.

Unlike other packaging materials, glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled an indefinite amount of times without losing its quality, clarity or purity.

That means that the jar of coffee in your cupboard could have previously been a bottle of wine in a past life, and could be back on supermarket shelves as another glass product in just 30 days.

So on your next trip to the supermarket, do your bit for the environment and choose glass.

Recycle more glass

As we said above, the closed loop recycling system of glass makes it the most sustainable packaging choice you can make, but recycling it doesn’t need to cause you stress.

Most councils in the UK have a kerbside recycling system in place for glass but if you’re not sure, your council should have details about their kerbside collections online.

Fear not if your council don’t collect glass however, you can find your nearest bottle bank here to help ensure that the highest quality of recyclable glass is gathered.

Look after your health with glass

According to, the business and lifestyle website, the most popular New Year’s resolution is to diet or eat healthier.*

But did you know that glass can help you do this?

Glass is the only packaging material that doesn’t leak potentially harmful chemicals into your food and drink leaving it untouched, meaning that when it comes to your health, glass is best.

So get your 2019 off to a healthy start by choosing glass for your food and drink.

*Statistic found at