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About Friends of Glass
Our mission is to promote glass packaging and glass recycling. Which is a vital task, since glass would slowly disappear if nobody were to mind. And if we may be frank, glass makes for a better life and a better world in general. Your choices will make a difference. So do as we do and become a Friend of Glass.

We support Friends of Glass
Yioula Glassworks supports the Friends of Glass movement across Europe and particularly in the countries where the company operates.


20/09/2012 - US joined the EU in banning BPA in baby bottles

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally joined the European Union (EU) and Canada in banning the use of Bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles and cups. Scientific studies have shown that BPA can leach into the contents of the packaging, causing development problems in young children.

Unlike other packaging materials, glass does…



15/03/2012 - A taste of glass

Glass jars have been around since the 1800s but it wasn’t until the after 1900 that home canning was encouraged and seen as a way to provide better diets, preserve flavor, food longevity and reduce the cost of living. By the end of the century, the decline of the family farm, the low cost of…



14/03/2012 - Glass is better for the environment

Glass is the greenest packaging material according to a report by Chloé Hecketsweiler which was published in the French magazine L’Expansion late in 2011. Using five criteria (raw material cost, carbon footprint, recycling rates, impact on health and cost to consumers) Hecketsweiler sought to quantify which packaging material was the greenest using data relating the…



13/03/2012 - Nestle switches back to glass for baby food

International food giant Nestlé has announced that their NaturNes baby food supplement will be offered to German consumers in glass containers once again. The switch comes just two years after Nestlé changed from glass to plastic.

In an article in the German food industry magazine Lebensmittel Zeitung (25 November 2011), Nestlé points out that their…