News and Stories

Innovation. Transformation. Glass Packaging.

Glass is a material unlike any other, capable of creating stunning, memorable experiences, and it’s the most sustainable packaging material on earth. At O-I, we have a history of transforming how the world stores food and beverages – of making glass more accessible to more customers and consumers. We reimagine how glass is made and sold by innovating production techniques, pioneering recycling and sustainable technology, and unleashing the iconic, brand-building potential of this packaging that is the kindest material for the planet and its people.

Our Vision

Shaping the Future Through Glass

We create iconic, healthy glass packaging so synonymous with brands, you recognize those brands by their packaging alone, even without a label. We innovate packaging design to enable customers to meet their own ambitions, from connecting with consumers on an emotional level to creating a more sustainable future.

Our Story

Driven Through Innovation

Innovation and transformation are in our DNA. O-I Glass was founded more than a century ago by a man whose glass bottle making machine was called the most significant invention in glass in 2000 years. Founder Michael J. Owens’ motto was “It can be done.” And we’re doing it. We’re reimaging what glass can do, making it the world’s most versatile, charismatic and sustainable packaging material.

Our Mission

Our Sustainability Vision

Glass is the ideal packaging material to support a low-waste, circular economy. But sustainability isn’t just about what we make – it’s also about how we make it. Sustainability is woven into everything we do, from transforming our glass-making technology and processes to our customer approach to how we engage our employees and support our communities.

Power of
Glass Packaging

Glass is pure, sustainable, and the kindest packaging material for the health of people and the planet. Glass has an element of magic to it. It is beautiful and iconic. It can turn into shapes. It plays with the senses. Glass is 100% recyclable and infinitely recyclable. It does not increase ocean pollution. Glass is virtually inert, which means it doesn’t interact with the foods and beverages it holds.

We love glass and we aspire to create a healthier, more sustainable, and more exciting world through glass packaging.

Guided by Our Values

At O-I, we deeply care about our people and our culture. Guided by our values and behaviors, we’re constantly seeking to transform how we support and engage employees and the communities in which we work and live.

Stay Connected

Follow along on social media as we transform glass packaging and discover what’s possible with glass.

We bet you can tell which whiskey bottle this is by the glass bottle design alone – even without a label. Drop your guess ⬇in the comments!
#chooseglass #packagingdesign #brandidentity #innovation
Increasing the amount of recycled content in our packaging is valuable, not only to us as manufacturers, but also for our customers and consumers. Through our #Glass4Good program, we provide opportunities for residents to recycle glass - creating more recycled material for our manufacturing stream - and in turn, the O-I Charities Foundation provides a donation to create positive change in the community. Read more about Glass4Good at the link in bio.
#chooseglass #recycling #partnerships #manufacturing #sustainability
For brands, packaging their products in #glass isn't just the sustainable thing to do - it's also want consumers prefer. And because glass is odorless, flavorless and virtually inert, the product inside will taste just as your brand intended. Not all packaging materials can say that.

#chooseglass #health #sustainability #packaging #branding
At O-I, we fully embrace the initiative of this year's #WorldIntellectualPropertyDay - which focuses on how intellectual property encourages and can amplify the innovative and creative solutions crucial to building for our common future. 
With over 3,600 active patents worldwide, our employees continue to contribute to advancing the process and design of glassmaking and helping to make O-I even more sustainable. 
#innovate #engineering #sustainability
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