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Here’s Why Your Specialty Foods & Beverages Deserve Glass

Here’s Why Your Specialty Foods & Beverages Deserve Glass

Glass bottles and jars protect natural goodness without chemicals that can migrate into food and beverages and may affect taste and quality.

Made from all-natural ingredients, glass containers are impermeable and transparent, 100% and endlessly recyclable, and are not harmful to oceans or marine life.



When taste counts, glass wins. Cold or hot, glass has an almost zero rate of chemical interaction, ensuring product integrity, and preserving and presenting flavor exactly as intended.

90% of consumers favor glass because it best preserves the taste or flavor of the food and beverages it contains.*

Glass packaging can handle vacuum or high-pressure sealing, safeguarding against moisture and oxygen to protect food and beverages from spoilage and bacteria.

Glass can be specified to absorb damaging ultraviolet light, ensuring product purity and taste. In fact, glass has an inherently longer shelf life than any other packaging material.


Glass is pure and chemically inert, making it one of the safest packages for food and beverages.

Unlike other food and beverage packaging, glass is the only packaging material that doesn’t require a chemical liner that may affect the taste of food and beverages – and consumer health.

Glass is made from 100% natural raw materials—silica sand, soda ash, limestone plus recycled glass—so it’s naturally protective and nontoxic.

The ingredients that make up glass containers are locked in so they don’t migrate into food or beverages. Glass is the only widely-used packaging material that is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.



Glass bottles and jars are 100% and infinitely recyclable – and do not harm oceans.

Glass is made largely of sand and other natural ingredients, so glass containers don’t compromise ocean health or marine life, unlike plastic packaging and pouches.

Choosing glass packaging helps reduce the 8 million metric tons of plastics headed into our streams, rivers and waterways each year. A million plastic bottles are bought per minute – and only 9% are recycled. A glass bottle can go from the recycling bin to a store shelf in as little as 30 days. Plus, recycling programs for glass bottles and jars are available to 81% of the U.S. population.**



Glass manufacturers sell glass bottles and jars in all quantities through simple online platforms. While novelty or custom glass containers are a plus, stock designs in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors can be on-trend and at-the-ready. (BOB) offers glass bottles and jars for food direct from Ardagh Group’s glassmaking facilities for purchase by the pallet with a credit card or PayPal account, and purchasers can request a sample before ordering. O-I offers low minimum orders, credit card payment, a stock inventory program and custom bottle design services.

EcoFocus Worldwide, 2017
** “2015-16 Centralized Study on Availability of Recycling for Beverage Containers,” compiled by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and Prepared by Resource Recycling Systems & Moore & Associates, July 2016.