Glass is unrivaled for packaging, reuse and home storage of food and beverages. Unlike plastic, glass is also microwave and dishwasher safe as it does not break down under high temperatures. Here’s how glass containers tick all the boxes to keep you and your family healthy.
Keeps food & beverages fresh – plus, no chemicals
Glass is pure and chemically inert, making it one of the safest containers to keep food and beverages fresh and tasty.
- 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 hot or cold food and beverages. Glass is the only widely-used packaging material that is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
- Unlike other food and beverage packaging, glass is the only packaging material that doesn’t require a plastic or chemical liner, including BPA, that can migrate into food and beverages. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends glass packaging to lower kids’ exposure to chemicals and avoiding plastic packaging and cans with plastic liners.
Clean and modern for reuse and home storage
Glass containers are beautiful, functional and safe for hot or cold food and beverages, protecting what’s inside and offering excellent shelf life for less waste.
- Glass is a safe choice for reuse and food storage. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “When in doubt, pass on plastic; go with glass. Glass is overall a safer bet for food storage than plastic.”
- A non-porous surface ensures glass doesn’t absorb food and germs. Glass also safeguards against moisture, oxygen and contaminant invasion, for stain and odor resistance.
- Glass does not deteriorate, corrode or fade so it’s safe for use and reuse of hot foods or liquids. Polycarbonate plastic can break down over time from high temperatures and overuse – much as they break down in our waterways and oceans, and potentially leach harmful chemicals.
Safe for microwave, dishwasher, oven, and freezer
Glass performs safely at all temperatures.
100% recyclable and ocean-friendly
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Find out more at GlassRecycles.org.