Glass is not just a beautiful material. It's environmentally friendly, too. Glass has been around for thousands of years, and it's been used to package food and drink products since at least the mid-20th century. But why do people prefer glass to plastic? Let's look at some of the reasons:
Glass is a highly recycled material.
This means that you can recycle glass several times before it becomes unusable. Glass is 100% recyclable and can be reused in many different ways, like making new products and building materials. The glass industry uses recycled materials to make new bottles and jars for food, medicine, household items and more!
Glass has other environmental benefits over plastic as well. Since it's made from sand—a renewable resource found all over the earth—the production of glass does not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions or soil degradation like plastic does when produced from fossil fuels such as petroleum.
Glass can be recycled forever.
The truth is that glass can be recycled forever. You've probably seen the phrase "recyclable" before, but what does it mean? It means that a material can be melted down and used again to make something else—it's not a permanent change of form like melting ice cubes into water or making steel from iron ore. But when we talk about "recyclable," we don't mean just once: we mean over and over again, infinitely. That's because glass is 100% recyclable—and not just in theory but in actual practice.
Glass has been used for thousands of years (and still is), so recycling isn't new; it's actually one of the oldest methods used by humans to repurpose materials! All around the world, people use this method every single day without thinking twice about how it works or why they should bother. As long as there are people who want to use glass containers in their homes and offices—and at least until we find an alternative source of drinking water on Earth—there will always be demand for recycled products made from old ones!
When glass is made from 100 percent recycled materials, it uses 40 percent less energy than when it is made from scratch.
Glass is a 100% recyclable material. Glass is made from sand, which is a renewable resource. When glass is recycled, it can be used to make new products over and over again. This means that glass uses 40 percent less energy than other materials because it doesn't have to be created from scratch each time it's recycled.
Glass can also be melted down and remade into new glass bottles, jars, plates and cups!
Glass packaging is inert and impermeable, making it the perfect material for food storage.
Glass is an inert material, meaning it does not react with its contents. The reason for this is that glass is a solid, non-porous material with no moisture or gases in it, which means it won't leach chemicals into the food or beverage it holds. In addition to being inert, glass is also impermeable—or impenetrable—meaning that chemicals cannot pass through it.
The combination of these two properties makes glass an ideal material for storing foods and beverages. Because there are no interactions between the container and its contents, you can be confident that your wine will taste exactly as intended when opened or that your spices will retain their flavor when stored away from moisture in a sealed container.
If you're concerned about using plastic containers due to possible chemical interactions between plastics and foodstuffs (like BPA), then consider switching over from plastic bottles to glass ones instead!
Glass has no chemical interactions with its contents, so it keeps products pure and safe to consume.
When you store food in glass containers, you're able to keep your products pure and safe to consume. Glass is inert, meaning it does not react with its contents. Inert is defined as "no longer living." In other words, glass does not feed on the substances around it like plastic does.
Also, glass is impermeable; this means that nothing can pass through the surface of the glass container—which makes sense because we wouldn't want chemicals from one substance leaking into another substance stored in our glass containers!
A small investment in glass can go a long way toward making a large difference in the environment.
Making a small investment in glass can go a long way toward making a large difference in the environment. Glass is a very strong material, and it is used to make everything from windows to drinking glasses. It's also very versatile: it can be molded into any shape, which means that you can use it for many different things. Glass is also safe—it's used in hospitals as an IV bag because it doesn't leak or break easily. And because glass is recyclable, most of the glass containers we see are made from recycled materials!
Glass isn't just good for the environment though; it's also very efficient at keeping your drinks cold or hot (depending on what kind of bottle you choose).
Glass is a highly recycled material that can be recycled forever and requires less energy than plastic
Glass is inert, impermeable and has no chemical interactions with its contents. This makes it an ideal package for food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications, as well as other liquids such as oil or chemicals in the laboratory where contamination must be avoided.
The recycling process involves crushing, melting and then reforming into new bottles or containers. In fact, glass can be recycled indefinitely because it doesn’t lose any of its properties during the process (unlike other materials). It takes only about one-third of the energy required to produce new glass from raw materials compared to producing comparable quantities from virgin sources like sand or limestone.
It’s clear that glass is the superior packaging material when it comes to sustainability.