Upcycled Glass is a start-up dedicated to environmental consciousness and education in sustainability, led by Melbourne master glassblower, Mark Douglass.
The amount of energy needed to melt recycled glass is considerably less than that needed to melt raw materials to make new bottles and jars. Recycling one bottle can save enough energy to power a television set for one and a half hours.
The NGV design store has collaborated with Upcycled Glass to take used glass from the NGV Women’s Association Best of the Best exhibition and turn them into contemporary artisan glassware with a global conscience. All products are exclusive to the NGV design store.