Archive for April, 2012

Do you use a glass water bottle?

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Staying well hydrated when it’s hot is definitely a must. Drinking lots of water throughout the day is the best way to stay hydrated and maintain peak mental concentration levels, so with summer just around the corner why not get your bottle water ready?


When choosing a water bottle, there are several factors to take in to consideration; price, health, environment and taste. Luckily, water bottles made of glass tick all of the boxes!

Glass doesn’t leach into your drink, and there are no coatings to worry about- you can stick glass bottles right in the dishwasher.


If you like to save a few pennies you don’t even have to go out and buy a fancy bottle. In fact, why not be a little bit greener and reuse something? For example, a single-serving glass bottle of juice purchased at your local supermarket. Voila!


Water also tastes best out of glass! Do a taste test at home and compare the taste and feel of a glass bottle against other materials. Finally, water looks beautiful in glass bottles. When the light catches the water in the bottle you really feel you are drinking something special.


Do you use a glass water bottle? Is it store-bought, or did you ‘upcycle’ it? Let us know!



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Find out why glass could be the natural, environmentally-friendly feeding choice for you and your newborn

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In a world where nothing stays the same for long it’s good to know that some things can be relied on to be as consistent as they have always been. Glass baby feeding bottles are a great example of this. While other trends come and go, glass gets on with being quietly brilliant at letting your baby enjoy their milk safely.


Feeding your baby with a glass bottle means you just don’t need to worry. Glass is wonderfully simple: easy to clean, sterilise and re-use. It doesn’t need any extra chemical layers added during manufacture, plus it doesn’t absorb foreign substances, so stays pure and uncontaminated. And, because it doesn’t react with anything else, it’s safe to use over and over again. Plus, of course, glass performs really well in a microwave, without suffering any deterioration in quality or absorption, instead conducting heat efficiently. Glass doesn’t contain potentially harmful chemicals that can leach from more traditional feeding bottles over time, and if heated to a high temperature.


5 fab facts you should know about glass

• Glass is endlessly recyclable, taking just 30 days to journey from your recycling bin back to a new container on the store shelf

• Glass is good for you, it doesn’t need any added chemicals to protect food and drink

• Glass does not taint the original taste or quality of food or drink and preserves its contents for longer

• Recycling a single glass baby bottle or feeding jar could power a computer for 20-25 minutes

• 62% of adults prefer to drink liquid from a glass*. The Friends of Glass think if babies could talk, they would agree!


Win tickets to The Baby Show

Friends of Glass have five pairs of tickets to this May’s Baby Show to give away to lucky readers. Click here to enter.


The article originally appeared on Baby Expert’s website.



Iconic Brands in Glass Competition

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Welcome to our competition to celebrate Iconic Brands in Glass!


Glass is the only packaging material that people are inspired to save, re-use, collect and display. What’s not to like? Glass can take on a glorious range of shapes, colours and textures. It’s the only packaging material that doesn’t need any extra layers to protect its contents and it’s 100 per cent recyclable!


We would love to hear which of our famous brands you love the most and why? Email an image of yourself and your favourite glass product telling us why it’s your favourite and you could win a full goody basket of various glass treats!


Terms and Conditions:


  • Competition closes 27th April 2012
  • Friends of Glass will announce the winning photo after the closing date of the competition
  • The winner will be notified by email by 10am on the following day.
  • Entrants must be over the age of 16 and live within the UK. The Winner will be selected at random
  • Please allow up to 14 days after the closing date for delivery of your prizes.
  • There is no cash alternative. Friends of Glass UK decision is final.