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Micro-bead ban is an opportunity to harness advantages of glass

The long awaited ban of plastic microbeads came into effect today. Some people have been surprised to learn that glass glass powders have many advantages as an alternative.

9 Jan 2018


Hydration improving tactics – at both ends!

As part of work to protect the all-round wellbeing of all its employees, a recent Saint-Gobain campaign has tackled the challenge of staying properly hydrated at work from both ends – literally. This work has won them a medal of excellence as part of the British Glass Health and Safety Forward scheme.

11 Dec 2017


We're recruiting: project officer

This is an exciting and challenging role that will suit a well organised and experienced professional with a passion for project management, innovation and sustainability.

4 Dec 2017


Glass industry at the UK Packaging Awards 2017, a great night for glass

Four British Glass member companies appeared on the shortlists for the UK Packaging Awards 2017 – and three were winners on the night across four categories. Together they demonstrated how glass continues to help leading brands stand out in competitive markets.

23 Nov 2017


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Many glass making terms have entered the language: 'Shut yer gob': a molten lump of glass is called a 'gob' to which the glass blower attached a tube to blow the glass into shape. The blower had to blow hard which made his cheeks very large. Today someone with a big mouth is told they have a big gob.


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