Updated April 07, 2018 07:23:51Glass bottles and other glass containers are disappearing from the homes of Australian homeowners, a survey has found.
Key points:The survey found many Australians are unhappy with the glass bottles they are left withThe glass bottles are commonly used as a decorative element in homesThe survey of 1,000 people found many are unhappy about the glass containers they left behindGlass bottles are a popular decorative element on homes, but in Australia they are becoming more commonThe survey also found that many people were unhappy with glass containers left behind.
Glass bottles have long been seen as a valuable decorative element for Australia, but they are being increasingly replaced by other decorative items.
The glass containers in question have become more common over the last few years, but many Australians have said they don’t like them.
Key point:Glass bottles used as decorative elements on Australian homes are disappearingMany Australians are frustrated with the number of glass containers remaining in their homesSome homeowners, particularly older couples, said they are unhappy that they left a bottle of water or tea in their glass container, which they could later forget.
“It’s just really sad, really sad,” one respondent said.
“I guess I’ve just been used to it and not really had any reason to complain, but now I’ve had it for a long time and just think that’s just not fair,” said another.
Glass containers can become a source of frustration for many Australians.
In fact, almost one in four people surveyed said they had had a glass bottle thrown out or left behind in their home.
“That’s a problem, it’s really frustrating, because people don’t want to be responsible for what happens to their bottles,” said one respondent.
“There’s a lot of people who don’t care about the bottles they’ve left behind.”
A similar survey conducted by the Institute of Housing Studies in October 2016 found that glass bottles were the most commonly used decorative element, with one in three respondents saying they left one in their household.
“We’re all used to having glass containers and we all have them,” one of the survey respondents said.
The survey was conducted by Ipsos MORI, and was conducted online between April 1 and April 9, 2018.
Topics:housing,housing-industry,consumer-finance,business-economics-and-futures,consumer,health,consumerism,housing,tas,australiaFirst posted April 05, 2018 19:53:40Contact Sue O’BrienMore stories from New South Wales