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Cheers to the Ocean UK competition winner

British mum and keen paddle boarder Jo Moseley picks up litter around her Skipton home every day. But now she’s off to sunny Biarritz for a litter picking weekend at the beginning of May, as part of a European campaign to clean beaches and safeguard the oceans.

She won the trip after entering the ‘Cheers to the Ocean UK’ competition last year, which was run by the Friends of Glass project, driven in the UK by Sheffield-based British Glass.

2019 Phoenix Award winner confirmed

Professor Alicia Durán is the 49th recipient of the Phoenix Award and ‘Glass Person of the Year 2019’. Alicia Durán is Research Professor at CSIC, the Spanish Research Council. She has developed her entire professional career at the Institute of Ceramics and Glass (CSIC), leading the GlaSS research group at the Department of Glass. She has also been Secretary of the Glass Section of the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society for more than 25 years.

Schott strengthens South American pharma glass footprint

As part of its global growth strategy, Schott is investing BRL 50 million in pharmaceutical tubing production in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the next two years. The investment covers the latest update of the company’s perfeXion process – a 100% on-line inspection system, which examines every single tube – as well as implementing state-of-the-art melting technology. This follows an earlier modernisation project, which has already raised investments in excess of BRL 80 million during the last five years.

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