Glass is the trusted and proven packaging for health, taste and the environment. It is also the only widely-used food packaging granted the FDA status of “GRAS” or generally recognized as safe – the highest standard.

Facts

  • Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity.
  • Legislation such as container deposit measures will further enhance the benefits associated with glass packaging. 80% of the glass that is recovered is made into new glass products.
  • A glass container can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as little as 30 days.
  • An estimated 80% of recovered glass containers are made into new glass bottles.
  • Glass is nonporous and impermeable, so there are no interactions between glass packaging and products to affect the flavor of food and beverages.
  • Glass has an almost zero rate of chemical interactions, ensuring that the products inside a glass bottle keep their strength, aroma, and flavor.
  • When consumers choose foods or beverages that are packaged in glass, they avoid potential risks while enjoying a number of benefits.

Information provided by Glass Packaging Institute. Visit www.gpi.org for more information!

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