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.

@revinobottles and @oips_glass, a specialty team within O-I, are teaming up to provide over 30 Oregon wineries with returnable, refillable glass bottles. The wine bottles can be reused at least 25 times, on average, before being retired, recycled, and turned into new glass packaging. Glass, which is 100% and infinitely recyclable, is already the most sustainable packaging option. With this new partnership, the environmental impact and carbon footprint glass will be even lower. This partnership highlights the commitment to sustainability in the wine industry. Read more here at the link in bio.

Cheers to a greener future! 🍷🌱

#Sustainability #Recycle #SustainableWine #Partnership #ChooseGlass #ZeroWaste
We recently completed a major transformation of our Zipaquira, Colombia manufacturing site investing approximately $120 Million to upgrade the sustainability, flexibility, and productivity of the plant. Read more here at the link in bio.
#Sustainability #Innovation #Packaging #TeamGlass
@MakersMark Cellar Aged glass bottle from O-I has a unique mold and details - including dimpled glass and an uneven base that slightly varies from bottle-to-bottle. Crafted from O-I's Covet collection, the bottle makes an immediate impact to consumers - making it apparent it's a premium beverage in premium packaging. 

#customdesign #innovative #chooseglass #packagingdesign #branding
O-I continues to add to its impressive array of lightweight glass bottles across the company's portfolio. Glass is already the friendliest, most sustainable packaging option - it's infinitely and 100% recyclable and supports a circular economy
#sustainablepackaging #teamglass
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