Friends of glass to send the recipe of glass to the moon


In 2017, Friends of Glass will send the recipe of glass to the moon!


Friends of Glass, an influential community movement that encourages Europeans to look beyond the label and choose glass packaging, is working with Lunar Mission One to send the recipe of the precious material to the moon on the Astrobotic Lander in a bid to preserve it for generations to come.

The benefits of glass packaging for health, taste, and quality are endless and, safe to say, timeless. Glass as a packaging material has been used since 1,200 B.C. and has taken man through the ages. Now, the recipe for glass will join man on to the next frontier, space.

Lunar Mission One has recently launched an ambitious new campaign ‘Footsteps on the Moon’ which aims to put a digital archive containing millions of human footprints on the Moon in 2017. Inspired by Buzz Aldrin’s iconic boot print image, ‘Footsteps on the Moon’ is an opportunity for everyone in the world to upload a picture of their own – or someone they love’s – footprints, and store it on the Moon for millions of years.

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“The moon belongs to everyone, and every single one of us has the right to make our mark on its surface – digitally of course” said David Iron, Founder of Lunar Mission One.

It might be your new born baby’s feet, your footsteps on the beach during your honeymoon, or you and your best friends’ high heels on a night out. Whatever your story is, ‘Footsteps on the Moon’ is all about capturing the moment and adding it to a digital archive of human life.”

“By sending glass to the moon, we are preserving a fundamental piece of human history that has been in use for millennia,” added Michael Delle Selve, Senior Communications Manager for FEVE.

“Glass is definitely the packaging of today and the future. It is the safest packaging material for health, best preserves the quality of food and drink and is 100% indefinitely recyclable, why wouldn’t glass be one of mankind’s greatest footprints?”

Learn more about Friends of Glass at and Lunar Mission One at


About Friends of Glass

Friends of Glass started in 2008 as an awareness campaign for glass packaging. It was created by FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, an international not-for-profit association representing glass packaging for food and drink, flacons for perfumery, pharmacy and cosmetics and glass tableware makers. Friends of Glass unites a community of people from different countries in Europe and beyond who are convinced that glass is an ideal packaging material because of its unique environmental, economic and family-friendly benefits. Individuals, national organisations, agencies and companies that believe in the sustainability credentials of glass are also proud members of the community.

About FEVE

FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, is the association of European manufacturers of glass packaging containers and machine-made glass tableware. The federation represents the glass container industry at an international and European level, serving as a forum for examining common questions. FEVE maintains a dialogue with the European institutions and agencies on environmental, trade and other important issues relevant to the industry. The federation promotes glass packaging and glass recycling, complementing the activities of the glass industry at a national level.

About Lunar Mission One

Lunar Mission One, initially funded by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014 has now completed its preparatory phase. As a result, it now has the teams in place to set up the mission, which will land at the as-yet unexplored Lunar South Pole in 2024. The payload will consist of scientific experiments including a rig capable of drilling up to 100m into the Moon’s surface to enable analysis of the Lunar geology on a scale never attempted before.

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