Glass packaging is used to store medicines, food and beverages. Glass is nonporous and water-resistant. Flavor of food and beverages remain unaffected as there are no interactions between glass packaging and products. Glass packaging is widely used for food products to keep their strength, aroma, and flavor intact. When end users select foods or beverages that are packaged in glass, they stay away from potential risks while enjoying many benefits. We want our products to be best so we should also consider interior of the product when buying. Packaging design plays an important role in customer buying journey but the material used for packaging should also be taken into account when buying food products. In a survey, 80% of the consumers said that they believe glass packaging is best for maintain the product quality than any other packaging. Let’s have a look at some of interesting facts and statistics:
87% of the Europeans prefer glass. Glass bottles are 30% lighter today compared to the glass bottles manufactured 20 years ago. The product preservation quality, innovative design and recyclability feature is still the same. In the last 25 years, production has increased by 39.5% which indicates that it is one of the most popular packaging methods. Total 125,000 jobs are maintained in 162 plants across Europe.
Glass can be refilled, reused and recycled easily. For the environment conscious people, glass packaging is the right choice. Over 70% of glass bottles are collected annually for recycling. Glass bottles are 100% recyclable with no loss of quality and raw material can be used multiple times after recycling.
This infographic, created by Globe Packaging, revolves around interesting facts and statistics about EU glass packaging industry.
Author Bio: Mark Dawson is working as a Marketing Manager at Globe Packaging – wholesalers of industry standard packaging supplies.