Archive for February, 2013

An Ocean of Trouble?

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There are lots of reasons why we love glass. When you hold glass, you can feel true quality in your hands. It has the unique ability to being able to be crafted into a variety of textures, shapes and colours, thereby create iconic brands and truly inspirational packaging.


Consumers who choose glass also know that they are making the best choice for their family’s health. Glass is non-reactive, a great protector of food and drink, safe to use over and over again in your home and definitely adds some class to your dinner party ;)


But most importantly, glass is probably the most sustainable material available. Last week’s Newsnight programme reminded us how sometimes our actions can have unintended consequences. It pointed out a particular problem with plastic in our oceans and how its tiny fragments are being found in plant and animal life. Glass is inert and made from three simple ingredients: sand, limestone and soda ash.  It is a material that treads more gently on the Earth.


For those of you who haven’t seen the programme yet, you can watch it by clicking the link here.


Friends of Glass would be very interested to hear your suggestions on how we can solve the problem it describes.


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