Archive for March, 2014

Egg-citing News from Tesco – Or Is it?

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At Friends of Glass, we were intrigued at the news that supermarket giant Tesco is to switch from cardboard to plastic packaging for its eggs. Many readers who posted comments about it on newspaper websites such as the Daily Mail and The Guardian, seemed rather perplexed too. See some of the comments here.


We know it’s not always easy to make the right environmental choices, but the packaging material that offers the best recyclability and reusability has got our vote. What about you?




Make Earth Hour magical with glass

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Friends of Glass are big fans of Earth Hour and every year we join the rest of the world by switching our lights off for one hour on 29th of March. Earth Hour is such a great opportunity to do something we don’t need electricity for –maybe playing card or board games with your family or sip your favourite tipple as you swop favourite stories with friends by candlelight. Perhaps just sit for a while and reflect on why switching off the lights helps connect us closer to the Earth, as the clock ticks away the hour.


At Friends of Glass we love to prepare for the Hour by making some lovely lanterns from glass jars. These help  make the experience extra special. When making glass jars lanterns you can really use your creativity as anything goes. Maybe you like simple clear lanterns or maybe you like to paint them? Click here for this simple guide in how to create your very own.


Using glass jars at Earth Hour makes perfect sense because glass is  so environmentally friendly. Did you know that recycling glass bottles and jars saves energy? Primarily because it reduces the need to extract and refine natural resources and one glass bottle can go a long way! Even if you recycle one glass bottle, it saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours! You have to agree that’s pretty amazing :)


We Say A Big ‘Cheers’ to Appletiser

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Last week we were delighted to hear that the makers of Appletiser, the delicious sparkling apple juice – have decided to turn their backs on plastic and return to glass bottles. Following this news, the Friends of Glass UK team had a big ‘Cheers’ moment where we all raised a toast along with a glass of fizz (Appletiser of course!)


It’s no surprise really; glass bottles are simply the perfect vessel for Appletiser.  Not only do the iconic bottles  look great, but glass, unlike plastic,  doesn’t need any extra chemical layers so its contents stay fresher for longer. Appletiser is made with gently sparkling 100% apple juice and with no preservatives, added sugar or colourants, it’s pure  as well as tasty. When enjoying it from a glass bottle, you know that you are experiencing the full original flavour and nothing else!


Are you a fan of Appletiser too? Head over to their website for some tips on how to pair your drink with some delicious recipe suggestions.










Pancake Day Facebook Competition

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Good news for all competition lovers! We are running a new Facebook contest, this time with the focus on national Pancake Day. Tell us what do you love to put on top of your pancakes and you could win a £10 Sainsbury’s gift voucher or one of two special Friends of Glass jute bags.


To enter the competition, you simply need to let us know in a comment under the competition announcement post on our Facebook page. But hurry up, because our competition ends at 10pm tomorrow, Tues 4th March.


We are really looking forward to reading all your entries, good luck :)



Friends of Glass Facebook Competition rules:


1. One entry per person per day

2. The competition will run from 4pm on 3rd March until 10pm on 4th March 2014

4. There is no cash alternative. The decision of the Friends of Glass UK team is final

5. Winners, please allow up to 28 days after the closing date for delivery of your prize