The benefits of glass packaging


Packaging material of food and products is the biggest part of the waste in most households. On average, you open seven packages every day! Because of this, the packaging waste mountain is still growing. Producers have to try harder and harder to draw attention to their product and look for the solution in ever more luxurious and innovative packaging. This often leads to absurd results where the relation between product and packaging is completely lost. You know the situation: it takes 1 box and 3 blisters before you finally have the product in your hands. In short, marketers try to tempt us with all kinds of beautiful and original packaging, but these attractive shells are not always good for the environment.

Glass as most the popular packaging material

The results of a European Packaging Survey conducted by TNS in September 2010 show that an overwhelming majority (88%) of European consumers prefer glass packaging over other packaging materials to contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Asked for their packaging material preference, in five different categories around health and environment, more than two-thirds of consumers chose glass over other materials. Yet products in glass packaging do not always appear to be easy to find in stores. It has become a matter of choice: the consumer has spoken. In the Netherlands, 75% of consumers want more products packaged in glass on store shelves. Across Europe, this is even 84% of consumers. Glass is also very popular for beauty products. Many products come in plastic bottles, but the majority of people prefer glass dropper bottles or glass cosmetic bottles wholesale. Does your favorite product not come in glass packaging? Then you can always find glass packaging at the website of the company.

Benefits of glass for your health, taste and the environment

So there are also some advantages a glass packaging that explain why consumers prefer it. First, glass containers are made from natural raw materials and do not need chemical additives or plastic coating to protect foods and beverages. Also, glass is 100% and infinitely recyclable, which leads to glass reuse being easy and sustainable. Also, glass has no negative impact on landfills and oceans, contains no toxins such as BPA and adds nothing to food or beverages. A final important benefit to glass containers is that glass has no effect whatsoever on the product it contains, even when heated in the microwave. So the taste and vitamins are always preserved.