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Glass is made from all-natural sustainable raw materials. It is the preferred packaging for consumers’ concerned about their health and the environment. Consumers prefer glass packaging for preserving a product’s taste or flavor and maintaining the integrity or healthiness of foods and beverages. Glass is the only widely-used packaging material considered “GRAS” or “generally recognized as safe” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It’s also 100% recyclable and can be reused endlessly with no loss in quality or purity.

 

How Glass is Made »

Glass is made from all-natural sustainable raw materials. It is the preferred packaging for consumers’ concerned about their health and the environment.

Recycling »

Glass is infinitely recyclable, made from all natural ingredients, and has a 400 year record of safety. Learn more about how recycling works.

History of Glass »

View the interactive timeline to learn about the history of glass

 

Glass Facts »

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