What do we see when we look through glass? The world around us? A sustainable future? Without glass, our world would be unrecognizable. It preserves, protects, displays, and illuminates. It’s been around since the dawn of humanity and will help shape a new civilization beyond this earthly one.
“We need to celebrate this miraculous material, because it can transform the world into a better place,” said Görkem Elverici, CEO of Şişecam, one of the world’s top glass and chemicals manufacturers. “Without it we would never have reached the moon, nor will we ever step on Mars.”
Şişecam’s deep roots with a material we all take for granted led the company to campaign for the UN to make 2022 the International Year of Glass. “Most people don’t appreciate the importance of glass and how it will help entire economies achieve their UN Sustainable Development Goals,” said Elverici. “We are helping to create awareness.”
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