SHEFFIELD, England, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online search to find Europe's best-dressed table has been launched. Fans of popular TV series such as Channel 4's Come Dine With Me and anyone who loves to entertain at home, can now put their table-dressing skills to the test and win a prize for their efforts.
Visitors to the http://www.friendsofglass.com/glassaddsclass website are being invited to upload a picture of how they set their table. The picture that wins the most votes from visitors to the site by 15th March 2011 wins a fabulous decor gift voucher worth GBP250.
Rebecca Cocking, UK spokeswoman for Friends of Glass, the group behind the competition, says: "Not everyone gets the chance to take part in a TV show, but anyone can demonstrate their table-dressing skills and enter our competition. It's so easy to enter and really fun to do. Also, by browsing the entries, you'll be able to get some great new ideas for free too."
Friends of Glass is a consumer group created by the European glass container industry in 2009 to promote the right for consumers to choose food and drink products in glass. Over 70% of UK shoppers say they want to still buy certain foods in glass packaging but struggle find it in-store. On the topic of taste, glass wins hands-down compared with other materials. Research by the group has shown that 62% of people prefer to drink from a glass, with 82% favouring to drink white wine and 74% to drink red wine from a glass too.
Friends of Glass also promotes the health and recycling benefits of glass. Its most recent campaign is 'Nothing to Hide', so called because glass is 100% pure packaging material with nothing added. It is the only material that doesn't need an added chemical layer to protect food and drink. The campaign was launched in twelve European countries including the UK and has gained thousands of supporters.
Notes to Editors:
1. The Nothing to Hide campaign was launched in the UK by TV presenter Julia Bradbury on 5.10.10. http://www.nothingisgoodforyou.co.uk provides consumers with the latest information about the benefits of glass for their health.
2. The European Glass Packaging Survey (Sept 2010) by TNS was conducted in 19 countries. Respondents were aged 18 and older and represented a cross-section of each country's population.
3. Friends of Glass was created by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) in response to a survey commissioned by FEVE which found that 74% of European consumers prefer glass packaging for their food and drinks. http://www.friendsofglass.com
4. The British Glass Manufacturer's Confederation is a member of FEVE. It represents the interests of all sectors of the glass industry in the UK. http://www.britglass.co.uk
SOURCE British Glass