News, 24.08.2020

Creative Competition 2020/2021 «Close the Glass Loop – now!»

Vetropack Austria GmbH and the Friends of Glass association herewith invite all Austrian pupils in school grade 5 and above to participate in this creative competition. The best entries in the lower grade category (pupils in school grades 5 to 8) and the higher grade category (pupils in school grades 9 to 13) will each win a cash prize worth €500. Entries must be submitted by 23.59 hours on 21 May 2021.

The protection of the environment is something that concerns us all! And it's your opportunity to do your bit towards this by helping ‒ Close the GLASS Loop - NOW!

Glass used as packaging is employed in an ideal material cycle ‒ it can repeatedly be melted down, recycled and used to produce new packaging. Glass is entirely made of natural substances and can be fully recycled without losing anything in terms of quality ‒ the recycling of glass is therefore a perfect way to contribute towards the protection of our environment and climate.

It may be the case that it takes a while to fill a glass recycling container but each single item put in ‒ each glass bottle or jar ‒ represents progress towards helping the environment and protecting YOUR future.
If you want to do something good for your health, you can't do better than select containers made of glass because glass is the only packaging material that does not release substances into the container contents.
Together with other activities, glass recycling is a step in the right direction.

Competition assignment
You too can contribute to changing the world by properly recycling used glass articles.
What does glass recycling mean for you?
Take a look around you and think about the recycling of glass, then send us your drawings, short texts, posters, PowerPoint presentations or ideas on the topic ‒ there are no limitations on what you can come up with! We look forward to receiving your entries. The best submissions will win prizes!

Here are a few suggestions on how you might deal with the topic:

Glass recycling: 100% protection of the environment and climate

I recycle glass to give the environment a new lease of life!

The glass cycle – the perfect cycle for the environment!

The right colour in the right container ‒ it's clear as glass how to do the right thing!

You can send us your designs and suggestions online or by postal mail.

How to submit your entries:

• By email to Mag. Kerstin Madner:

• Upload via Wetransfer ( to the email address 

• By postal mail to the competition team Friends of Glass, c/o kommunikation Public Relations & Publications, 1040 Vienna, Prinz Eugen-Straße 14/2/20

Please don't forget to supply your name, the name of your school and class with your entry.

Entries must be submitted by 23.59 hours on 21 May 2021.

Click here to see the conditions of participation.

conditions of participation

Did you know…
…that foodstuffs packed in glass containers taste better? This is because glass containers are the only form of packaging that does not release foreign substances that can affect flavour into contents and protect these like a bank vault. Not only this, but glass can be 100% recycled ‒ and for this reason, we are FRIENDS OF GLASS.

Useful information on glass as a packaging material.

glass as a packaging material

If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch with us:

Competition team Friends of Glass Austria
c/o kommunikation Public Relations & Publications GmbH
Attn: Kerstin Madner
Prinz Eugen-Straße 14/2/20, 1040 Vienna
Tel.: 01 / 87 74 80 40

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