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Why Choose To Drink Beer In A Glass Bottle?

Choosing a glass bottle for your beer is never a bad idea. Here are just a couple reasons why.

Taste
Why Choose To Drink Beer In A Glass Bottle?

Here’s Why Your Specialty Foods & Beverages Deserve Glass

Made from all-natural ingredients, glass containers are impermeable and transparent, 100% and endlessly recyclable, and are not harmful to oceans or marine life.

Taste
Here’s Why Your Specialty Foods & Beverages Deserve Glass

Why Choose Glass As A Part Of A Healthy Lifestyle?

Here’s how glass containers tick all the boxes to keep you and your family healthy.

Health
Why Choose Glass As A Part Of A Healthy Lifestyle?

What do Americans know about recycling glass packaging?

Providing a mechanism that allows residents to recycle glass bottles and jars is the first step in the glass recycling process.

Taste
What do Americans know about recycling glass packaging?

Time to get green-fingered?

How does your garden grow? Whether you have an acre of land or a tiny windowsill space, there's nothing like gardening to lift the spirits and reconnect with nature. With many of us spending more time at home than ever before, it's time to bring the outdoors indoors - with a little help from your used glass.

Ecology
Time to get green-fingered?

Refreshing summer drinks best served in glass

Summertime is still in the air, and there's no better excuse to chill out with a cool beverage. Here are some of our favourite drinks to enjoy in the sun - best served up in glass, naturally. Perfect for entertaining friends or for kicking back on the terrace with a book, who says happy hour need only last an hour? 

Taste
Refreshing summer drinks best served in glass

Cheers to our Glass Heroes

Over the last few months, COVID-19 has affected all of us. While all across Europe, many of us have been adjusting to a new normal, certain groups of people have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to protect food, beverage and pharmaceutical supply chains.  

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Cheers to our Glass Heroes

Gifting in Glass this Christmas

This year, why not skip the last-minute shopping trip and give those closest to you a present with meaning? We've rounded up some of the best gifts in glass on the web.

Design
Gifting in Glass this Christmas

Tips to cut your waste – with the help of glass

We've all seen the images of waste building up on our planet and polluting our oceans - and we can all play our own small part in making a difference to our planet's health. Did you know there are several small, simple steps you can take to make a difference, even in a world that's constantly on the go? Read on...  

Taste
Tips to cut your waste – with the help of glass

Ever been thanked by a dolphin while checking out your groceries? 

Ahead of World Oceans Day on 8 June, we built custom pop-up checkouts in selected supermarkets across Europe.

Health
Ever been thanked by a dolphin while checking out your groceries? 

The 12 days of Christmas

Here at Friends of Glass we've decided to get in the festive spirit and what better way to do so than with the 12 days of Christmas carol.

Taste
The 12 days of Christmas

Dive into an ocean-friendly lifestyle with 5 everyday actions!

Off to the coast for a last-minute holiday? The last thing you want is to share your spot on the beach with leftover rubbish, but unfortunately even the dreamiest destination can be home to traces of marine littering. Surfrider Foundation Europe reckons that each year, a staggering 8 million tonnes of waste ends up in our ocean, adding up to waste islands which are round one third the size of Europe. Scary stuff!

Health
Dive into an ocean-friendly lifestyle with 5 everyday actions!

Top Destinations to Toast the Ocean This Summer

Summer is fast approaching! For anyone still in need of some travel inspiration, we’ve got you covered: we’ve rounded up our five top destinations where you can enjoy an unforgettable waterfront experience, glass in hand.

Ecology
Top Destinations to Toast the Ocean This Summer

For the love of oceans, let’s act now

While many of our New Year’s resolutions may not last, our imprint on the ocean will. Here are a few ways you can reduce your impact on the ocean and ultimately, on the planet itself.

Health
For the love of oceans, let’s act now

5 reasons to buy milk in glass bottles

Glass dairy containers are good for the environment because glass is one of the most recyclable materials you can use. And milk just tastes better when it's in glass!

Taste
5 reasons to buy milk in glass bottles

Look and feel good by recycling your beauty care products

Did you know that the glass from all your little jars and scented bottles is recyclable?

Ecology
Look and feel good by recycling your beauty care products

GLASS HAS ENDLESS LIVES: SINGING BOTTLES

Did you know that glass has endless lives? These surprised young folks didn’t. Born from nature & 100% endlessly recyclable, glass has endless lives.

Ecology
GLASS HAS ENDLESS LIVES: SINGING BOTTLES

Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Your new favourite strawberry trifle recipe!

Taste
Strawberry Trifle Recipe

The Kids Museum of Glass

Your kids don’t like going to museums? Well maybe this museum in Shanghai could change their mind. It’s a new concept and focuses on teaching kids how glass is made.

Design
The Kids Museum of Glass

Recycling Saves Energy, Calculate Your Impact!

Ever wondered how much energy you could save by just recycling glass? The carbon calculator helps you find out. Now you will finally be able to know how much of a difference you really make – which is important for the environment!

Ecology
Recycling Saves Energy, Calculate Your Impact!

Tracing Backward in a Sustainable Move Forward

Today recycling is paramount, but our ancestors were recycling hundreds of generations before us.
Let's take a look at the changing importance of recycling over the years ...

Ecology
Tracing Backward in a Sustainable Move Forward

DIY Treat Jars for you this Easter

Before you start filling your recycling bags this Easter, take a moment to think about what other uses there could be for your used glass.

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DIY Treat Jars for you this Easter

Eco-sand and the future of recycling

In 1974, the first glass bottles were collected and recycled in France. That means we have been recycling glass for about 42 years via bottle banks and close loop production. As technology is evolving, so is the glass industry.

Ecology
Eco-sand and the future of recycling

Colours matter…also for glass

Glass has a major part to play in the process of mitigating the effects of climate change. We know recycling is a must, nonetheless there are a few ground rules when it comes to reprocessing glass .

Ecology
Colours matter…also for glass

Living in Glass Houses

A London-based company wants to build transparent homes that can be built in the country or on buildings. Yes you heard it right, on top of buildings! This project, named the Photon Space Project will custom built all-glass houses, each of which consisting of a bedroom, kitchen, toilet and lounge, while the glass walls can be tinted for privacy

Design
Living in Glass Houses

Sustainability is a lifestyle

Ecology is no longer an isolated concept, it has become a lifestyle
We can reduce, reuse, recycle in so many ways, it’s hard to ignore. And why not?

Health
Sustainability is a lifestyle

Supermarket in Glass: One Glass Jar at a Time

At Three Stone Hearth supermarket in Berkeley, California, glass is making a powerful statement. Indeed, most products in this worker-owned cooperative are made and sold in reusable and returnable glass Mason jars.

Taste
Supermarket in Glass: One Glass Jar at a Time

Top Christmas Movies – Featuring Glass!

Ready to toast with friends and family this Christmas? We've paired our favourite Christmas movies to some cheery glasses. Happy Christmas marathon!

Design
Top Christmas Movies – Featuring Glass!

5 Ways to Decorate For Christmas Using Glass

Snowflakes are falling, knitwear finds 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

All I want for Christmas is Glass….& Health

The holidays are a time for intimate dinners with friends and loved ones. From preparation to second-day leftovers, glass is the ultimate packaging to keep your family safe.

Health
All I want for Christmas is Glass….& Health

The Art of Glass: Motion, Space and Form

Glass is beautiful, and now more than ever artists are working with it to produce spectacular pieces of art.

Design
The Art of Glass: Motion, Space and Form

Glass Remains Glass: Past, Present and Future

Glass is an item so integrated into daily life that quite often people don't realize how omnipresent it actually is.

Health
Glass Remains Glass: Past, Present and Future

Eat, Drink and be Scary!

Tis the season for spooky surprises, candy, and fantasy coming to life. Halloween is coming up, so beware of the werewolves, ghosts, pumpkins and princesses – and most importantly, be safe.

Design
Eat, Drink and be Scary!

Glass: Ensuring the Taste of Your Summer Favourites Year-Round

Glass is a perfect container for food and drink – it ensures that the flavours are well protected.

Taste
Glass: Ensuring the Taste of Your Summer Favourites Year-Round

Bottle your scents

Do you know why your perfume is best stored in a glass flacon?

Design
Bottle your scents

5 Ways To Use Glass For Your Halloween Decorations At Home

With Halloween right around the bend, we’d like to share 5 ways to use glass around the house for your decorations. Nifty, crafty, and sometimes outright spine-chilling, these ideas will leave your house ready for the big day - the 31st of October!

Design
5 Ways To Use Glass For Your Halloween Decorations At Home