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Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality
One bottle will make one bottle forever.
A glass bottle can be recycled and back on the shelf in as little as 30 days
VISION: THE MOST SUSTAINABLE PRODUCER OF
THE MOST SUSTAINABLE RIGID PACKAGING
Leading the Way: Improving Glass Recycling
At O-I BJC, we see tremendous opportunity to positively impact the planet and communities where we operate. We are proactively collaborating with customers, associations, suppliers and local leaders to make glass recycling available in the communities where we operate.
O-I BJC has several targeted initiatives aimed at growing and improving glass recycling—from providing community grants, to purchasing infrastructure and promoting best practices to improve environmental and economic impacts.
The Sustainable Choice is Clear
There is nothing quite like glass. It’s made of natural, readily available raw materials. It’s INFINITELY RECYCLABLE. It has endured the test of time for millennia. Glass is a trusted and proven packaging for health, taste and the environment.
O-I BJC and glass go hand-in-hand. Glass containers are the only food contact material that is “Generally Recognized as Safe” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It’s also the most neutral and natural of packaging materials. What you put in is what you get out. Nothing more. When you eat or drink something packaged in glass, you’re experiencing the pure taste of that food or drink.
Glass Packaging Drives Circularity
Glass is an ideal package for the circular economy. More than 80% of the bottles that are recycled are used to make new bottles with recycled content. Glass is infinitely recyclable without loss of quality, making it a permanent material that can continue offset the need for raw materials as often as it is recycled.
Through improving recycling and increasing recycled content, we continues to design out waste from glass production and reducing pollution to keep recyclable glass in use as recycled content. Improving recycling is vital to the circularity of glass to further offset the demand for natural resources and leveraging the infinite recyclability of glass.
Increasing Recycled Content
O-I BJC is proud of the role we play in creating a better planet through our products and our processes. We are committed to reducing the natural resources we use and the waste we generate. We are taking a tailored approach to increase recycled content across our global network as rates vary significantly by geography.
Increasing recycled content in the manufacturing process grows demand for end-of-life bottles, improves the environmental footprint and reduces the energy needed to melt the raw materials.
In fact, every 10% of recycled glass used in production leads to a 5% reduction in carbon emissions and a 3% reduction in energy use.
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