2024 Sustainability Report Now Available


The Most Sustainable Product

Glass is the Circular Material

Glass is the ideal packaging material to support a low-waste circular economy. It’s infinitely recyclable, virtually inert, and doesn’t raise ocean pollution or food contact issues.

Endlessly Recyclable

Glass is 100% recyclable and infinitely recyclable without loss of quality. Glass is never trash.

The Kindest Choice

Glass is made from four simple ingredients: sand, limestone, soda ash, and recycled glass. It’s pure and impermeable and virtually inert.

Increased Energy & Emissions Efficiency

Every 10% of recycled glass used in the manufacturing process reduces energy consumption by about 3% and carbon emissions by 5%.

Circular. Local. Refillable.

Drives Circularity
Supporting Circularity

Glass is an ideal package for the circular economy. More than 80% of the bottles that are recycled are used to make new bottles with recycled content. Glass is infinitely recyclable without loss of quality, making it a material that can continue to offset the need for raw materials as often as it is recycled. Every 1 ton of recycled glass saves 1.16 tons of raw materials. Improving recycling is vital to the circularity of glass to further offset the demand for natural resources and leveraging the infinite recyclability of glass. We’re committed to building recycling ecosystems to support glass production and keep recyclable glass in the manufacturing stream.

Supports Local Economy
Recycling Glass Creates Jobs
While many recyclables rely on export markets, the end market for recycled glass is primarily local. Most glass customers and suppliers are within 300 miles of production plants. Glass captured from curbside recycling in one community is often processed and delivered to glass manufacturers in the same area to create new glass packaging to serve the community.
Refillable Glass Bottles
A Single Bottle, Many Uses
Both brands and consumers are aware of their environmental footprint. Refillable glass bottles are an answer. Refillable glass bottles (RGB) offer the most sustainable and economical rigid packaging option. In as few as five turns, RGBs offer the lowest environmental impact of any other packaging. Throughout its lifetime, returnable, refillable glass bottles can offer significant CO2 emission savings.

The Clear Benefits of Glass

At every consumer touchpoint, glass provides the ultimate experience. Glass preserves the freshness of what it holds, delivers superior taste, and forging connections with all of the senses.

Glass is the packaging option you can feel good about. Glass is made from all-natural ingredients: sand, limestone, soda ash, recycled glass. It’s pure and impermeable. It’s virtually inert and doesn’t interact with the products it protects. It’s the only packaging material the U.S. FDA deems Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).
When taste counts, glass wins. Glass is odorless and flavorless, made of pure and natural ingredients from the earth. It preserves the taste of your favorite foods and beverages as intended. Everything tastes better in glass.
Glass ignites the senses. It is beautiful and iconic, creating emotional connections with consumers through touch, sight and sound.
Choose Tomorrow, Today:

The Glass Hallmark Communicates Commitment to Sustainability

The glass industry has launched a Glass Hallmark – a universal symbol that serves as visual tool for brands to better communicate health and sustainable credentials of their glass packaging to consumers. When you see the Glass Hallmark, you’re reminded that glass symbolizes a commitment to use resources wisely, to recycle whenever possible, to care for the integrity of the content as well as for the health of the people who use it. With the Glass Hallmark, we want to raise awareness that choosing glass is one of the things we can do today to ensure a better tomorrow.

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