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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


Stunning Pilkington glass atrium provides focal point for wealth management firm HQ

When architectural practice Scott Brownrigg designed a new building at the headquarters of FTSE 100-listed wealth management business St James’s Place, it wanted to give the building a suitably impressive centrepiece to welcome employees, clients and partners.

2 Dec 2017


Encirc on track for sustainable success with new rail terminal

British Glass members, Encirc has received its first shipment of recycled cullet to its new purpose-built railhead in Elton, Cheshire. The delivery marks the opening of the new rail terminal, which is expected to reduce Encirc’s carbon emissions by more than 2,400 tonnes every year.

29 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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