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Ibiza Implements Unbreakable Glass

Aug 26, 2008
If you're ever in a bar fight in Ibiza and someone tries to smash a beer bottle to threaten you, the end result might not be as bad as you think.

When the bottle makes impact, instead of it being a deadly weapon, it will stay intact. A Lancashire police officer has recently introduced a new type of beverage container that is practically unbreakable and unbeatably practical.

Sgt. Richard Hurt presented the unbreakable glasses to the Club Health 2008 conference in Ibiza, an annual international conference on nightlife safety issues. He explained how the police and the alcohol industry can work together to reduce violent crime using the technology. Representatives from many countries around the globe were impressed by Lancashire's finest. In particular, Australia, Sweden and Ireland were interested in the unbreakable drink holders and offered some of their own nightlife safety ideas at the conference.

Made of polycarbonate, the new glass comes in nearly every shape and size that a pub or club uses, but they can't be broken and used as a weapon. This has already drastically reduced the number of glass-related crimes in Lancashire. They have also prevented many glass-related accidents, which is also a serious problem in bars.

Even long-stemmed wine glasses and beer bottles have been made from the polycarbonate material. The unbreakable glasses look and feel like traditional glasses, though they are a bit lighter. They also keep beverages colder for a longer period of time, which keeps patrons happy when they're playing darts and have to leave their drink alone for a little while.

Sgt. Hurt was invited by Club Health because of the decrease in violent crime and accidents in Lancashire. Though the trip was a success, it didn't come without criticism. Many in England criticized the use of funds to send an officer on a three day trip to the party capital of the world. Though he was there on business, Hurt sampled the local restaurants and was taken to San Antonio to have a private view of the Ibiza sunset.

He also was treated to a night at Privilege, considered the world's largest nightclub. A government official in a neighbouring community pointed out that ten percent less crimes are being solved in Lancashire and there are thirty percent less officers on the beat. Other critics called the trip a 'jolly' - or in other words a trip motivated by leisure, saying that anyone wanting the expertise of British police should come to Britain, not the other way around. Many taxpayers and officials point to over-stretched funds as an argument against the validity of the trip.

Whether the trip was a good use of public funds or not is debatable, but it's certain that both Ibiza and Lancashire will benefit from the information transaction. By using polycarbonate glasses, Ibiza can help ensure the safety of its inhabitants and guests. Especially in Ibiza, an island full of sun and heat, where tempers flare because of alcohol and climate, unbreakable beer, wine and liquor glasses keep partygoers safe. The youthful party capital of the world is trailblazing innovations in public safety.
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