Facts & Product details
Did you know?
Glass declared number 1 by European consumers (InSites 2016)
Environmental and food safety concerns drive Europeans to use more glass packaging?
85% of Europeans prefer glass?
1 out of 2 Europeans claim to use more glass? (vs. 2014)
53% of Europeans believe glass is the safest food packaging material?
73% of Europeans believe glass is the safest packaging material for drinks?
76% of Europeans believe glass is the most environmentally-friendly packaging material? (+50% vs. 2008)
74% of all glass bottles in Europe are collected and recycled?
More than 8 in 10 Europeans prefer their wine in glass?
3 in 4 young Europeans (74%) prefer glass?
6 in 10 young Europeans see glass the most environmentally friendly packaging?
Glass – a sustainable packaging choice
Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled time and time again?
Recycled glass packaging can be recycled into a new container in as little as one month?
Each time one tonne of cullet is recycled in a glass furnace, about 580kg CO2 is saved throughout the supply chain?
Over a tonne of virgin raw materials are saved for every ton of recycled glass?
Producing glass from recycled glass reduces air pollution by 20% and water pollution by 50%?
Glass is an ideal packaging choice for consumers’ health?
Glass is flavorless and odorless and doesn’t alter the taste of food and drinks?
The European Glass Industry contributes €9.5 billion to the EU annual GDP?
More than 50% of glass bottles are delivered to customers within a 300km distance?
The European Glass provides 125.000 jobs every year across Europe?
- Related Publications
Recycling: Why glass always has a happy CO2 ending.
Environmental, social and economic contribution of the Container Glass sector in Europe
- Related Industry Positions
From target policy to Circular Economy
- External Links
Glass Health PR Survey
Survey that explores consumer attitudes related to packaging and food and drink safety
Friends of Glass
Friends of Glass is a movement made up of people who believe that glass is the best material.
on food packaging materials and their potential impact on human health