According to a recent Europe-wide survey carried out with the Friends of Glass community, 78% of Europeans have noticed a change in their own behaviour and pay more attention on the environmental impact of their daily life and actions.

This is having an impact on how European consumers are choosing to shop. The survey reveals that 73% of Europeans rate glass as the most ocean-friendly packaging, and 78% rank it amongst top packaging choices when buying their food and beverage products.

"Because of its infinite recycling potential, glass is regarded as one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly forms of packaging on the shelves. Crucially, glass is made from recycled glass, sand, soda ash and limestone, all raw materials which are found in nature. Even if a glass container were to end up in the ocean, it does not leach harmful chemicals or end up as micro particles that may pollute the ocean and harm our marine systems" said Friend of Glass.

The donation will see an extra 6,000 kilograms of marine litter collected on Europe’s shorelines in the coming months, resulting in the preservation of 300,000 m² of beach. It will also support Surfrider Foundation Europe’s efforts to raise awareness of the impact of plastic pollution, allowing them to reach an additional 5,000 citizens across Europe.

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