Made from all-natural ingredients, glass containers are chemically inert and impermeable, completely and endlessly recyclable and do not harm oceans or marine life.
Choosing glass packaging for food and beverages, reuse and home storage helps reduce the 8-12 million metric tons of plastics headed into our streams, rivers and waterways each year—the equivalent of dumping the contents of one garbage truck every minute into our waterways each year.
Ocean plastics are growing.
Plastics accumulate in the environment.
Glass bottles & jars are 100% and infinitely recyclable—and do not harm oceans.
- Glass is made from 100% natural raw materials—silica sand, soda ash, limestone plus recycled glass—so it’s naturally protective, nontoxic and does not compromise ocean health or marine life, unlike plastic packaging and pouches.
- An EcoFocus survey found consumers agree, with 51% rating glass beverage containers as extremely or very eco-friendly, compared to 25% for plastic. A million plastic bottles are bought per minute—and only 9% are recycled.
- Glass bottles 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.
Glass is pure and chemically inert, making it one of the safest packages for food, beverages—and marine life.
- The ingredients that make up glass containers are locked in so they don’t migrate into hot or cold 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.
- 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 hot or cold food and beverages—and consumer health.
- Glass is extremely immobile in the environment and will remain largely unchanged for a very long time. If broken or abraded, glass eventually degrades into sand. Glass will eventually sink in aquatic environments so it is unlikely to be taken up by animals as food.