Picture: Some of the bottles that will be turned into a work of art at the Bottled Wishes exhibition in London this month
Friends of Glass invited 50 of the UK’s leading voices on building a more sustainable way of living to share their hopes for the future. Amongst the fantastic responses we received were contributions from sustainability advocates and TV presenters Lucy Siegle and Julia Bradbury. We also heard from campaigners on food waste, climate change and green energy including FoodCycle, WRAP, Slow Food, Greenpeace, 350.org, Ecotricity and Good Energy.
These contributions are now being turned into an art installation that features fused recycled glass bottles, each one containing a different wish for the future. The installation is due to be unveiled as the centre piece of our Bottled Wishes exhibition in London this Wednesday 24th April 2013.
Friends of Glass intends that the exhibition will highlight the 100% recyclable qualities of glass while promoting ideas for more sustainable solutions in all areas of life.
Rebecca Cocking, Head of Container Affairs at British Glass, the organisation behind this Friends of Glass campaign, said: “Glass is a healthy and sustainable material that has and will continue to stand the test of time. We wanted to create a window into what other things we would like to see as part of a more sustainable future and thus the Bottled Wishes concept was born.
“While many of the wishes are aspirational and ambitious, the key to success is to start with a clear goal. We hope in exhibiting the wishes, we will help inspire the action required to turn them into reality.”
The exhibition will run for one month at environmental charity Global Action Plan’s offices in Covent Garden, London. At the end of the exhibition the bottles will be auctioned with 100% of proceeds donated to clean water charity drop4drop.
You can also share your own wishes for the future on Twitter using the #bottledwishes hashtag. All wishes will be entered into a competition to win dinner for two at Galvin at Windows, with five pairs of viewing tickets for the spectacular new all-glass building The Shard for the lucky runners up. So tell us, what is your wish for the future?
For more information about the project and competition visit www.bottled-wishes.co.uk.