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Defining Sustainability for the Future Through Balance

March 10, 2021

When I discuss sustainability with anyone, we usually pretty quickly get to the question: Do we share a common understanding of the word “sustainability”? It’s an important question to ask, because the notion is often far too narrow. Sustainability is not purely a “green” measure, and the terms “green” and “sustainable” are not proxies for one another. There’s more to it.

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Boomerang’s Durable, Refillable Glass Water Bottle Breaks Convention

March 15, 2021

Boomerang Water is an on-site, small batch bottling water company providing water for commercial venues like hotels and college campuses, as well as serving families for their homes. The North Carolina based company is on a mission to rid the world of single-use plastic bottles and reshape bottled water through innovation.

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O-I Glass Among Forbes’ “America’s Best Large Employers”

February 24, 2021

O-I Glass has been named to Forbes’ “America’s Best Large Employers 2021” list. O-I ranks 52 out of 500 employers on the 2021 list.


O-I Joins Center for Glass Innovation, New York’s Collaborative Initiative

March 01, 2021

O-I is announcing its industry partnership with the Center for Glass Innovation, a new collaborative initiative by the State of New York aimed at developing innovation around glass packaging and end markets for curbside recycling.

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O-I Joins Heineken for Glass Recycling Pilot Program in Brazil

February 05, 2021

O-I is joining partners Heineken to support a new glass recycling pilot program in Brazil. The pilot program entices consumers to recycle through convenience and a reward system.

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Has Lagunitas Rolled Out the Future of To-Go Beers?

December 03, 2020

If you’re a brewery lover who is staying close to home these days, you’re going to be fascinated by the innovative way Lagunitas’ Taproom in Petaluma, California, is helping beer lovers take the beer flight experience home. The brewery is rolling out something they call “Flight Packs.” It works a little like a growler – filled with fresh draft beer straight from the tap at the brewery — but with more flexibility.

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O-I’s Zipaquirá, Colombia Plant Recognized for Energy Efficiency

November 04, 2020

The O-I Glass plant in Zipaquirá, Colombia, is getting special recognition from a group of international organizations for its progress in energy efficient manufacturing.

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O-I Lauds Glass as ‘Packaging Choice of the Future’ in High-Profile Report

September 23, 2020

In the new edition of the ‘Future of Packaging Report’, O-I talks about why glass is the clear choice for the heath of the earth and its people. 

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O-I Engages and Excites at Virtual Beverage Packaging Conference

July 31, 2020

The O-I team finds new ways to connect with customers during the virtual Beverage Packaging Conference.  

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O-I Talks Glass Benefits with Packaging Europe

July 30, 2020

A new video published by Packaging Europe featuring O-I gives our company an opportunity to talk about how we are working to win the fight for glass. 

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O-I's Bistro Collection Offers Wine Makers and Wine Lovers Something New

May 29, 2020

O-I Glass’s innovative new Bistro Collection is designed to give wine makers a new way to reach customers who are looking to buy wine in smaller portions without sacrificing the premium experience that glass offers. 

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Australian Craft Brewery Touts Glass’s Earth-Friendly Benefits

May 11, 2020

Two Birds Brewing and O-I Glass both care about preserving the earth through glass recycling, and they’re partnering to make good things happen.

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EU Campaign ‘Close the Glass Loop’ Sets Ambitious Glass Recycling Goals

May 14, 2020

The glass container manufacturing industry is rallying around “Close the Glass Loop,” an ambitious campaign to increase the quality and quantity of recycled glass collected across Europe. 

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COVID-19: O-I’s Commitment to Customers

March 18, 2020

O-I Glass, Inc. is committed to maintaining the health and safety of our employees, and supporting our customers. 

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O-I's Sustainability Story with Stone & Wood

November 12, 2019

We paid a visit to one of Australia’s favorite craft beer providers and O-I Australia’s favorite customers, Stone & Wood. We talked to the craft beer team about their commitment to sustainability.

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Join O-I at WINExpo

October 01, 2019

Join O-I at the 2nd largest North American wine industry show. This year’s edition will take place in December 5th and it will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California.  This event focuses on Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties and is considered a must-attend event with more than 3,000 wine professionals and 300 exhibitors attending each year.

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Advancing Glass Packaging’s Sustainability Profile

October 01, 2019

O-I continues to be recognized for its commitment to sustainability. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ and EcoVadis, two non-profits engaged in evaluating and certifying business sustainability practices, have awarded O-I with improved ratings for the company’s sustainability practices.

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O-I : EXPRESSIONS wins the 2019 Ameristar Design Excellence Award

July 12, 2019

O-I : EXPRESSIONS was awarded the 2019 Ameristar Design Excellence Award.  This award recognizes the package that best integrates structure and graphic design.  Judges consider how improved functionality can persuade consumers to think about the product in a new way, as well as design benefits such as presentation and findability on a shelf.

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Explore and Innovate with our O-I Mexico team at EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2019

April 09, 2019

EXPO PACK is undoubtedly one of the most important events of the year for packaging experts, buyers, brands and decision makers in Mexico and Latin America. This edition will take place in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico from the 11th to the 13th of June 2019.   

Join us at the booth 3522 and discover the latest trends, products and innovations.

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Market trends in rosé wines highlighted By the pink design awards

April 09, 2019

Held during the third edition of the Pink Rosé Festival (which took place in February in Cannes, France),  the Pink Design Awards sponsored by O-I rewarded the impact of packaging design.

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With O-I : EXPRESSIONS, O-I wants to convince wine professionals at ENOMAQ 2019 to unleash their creativity

February 20, 2019

O-I will be present at Enomaq, which will be held from the 26th February to the 1st March in Zaragoza. O-I will showcase this new service that allows customization and late-stage differentiation with unprecedented speed and ease.


O-I to partner with pink rose festival

January 28, 2019

O-I has recently entered into a partnership with the Pink Rosé Festival in France to elevate bottle design to the most compelling business case for producers and bottlers of rosé wine

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Design Book 2: Bringing Your Brand Story to Life Through Glass Packaging

May 19, 2021

Many things have happened since the first edition – the most challenging and disruptive one being the global pandemic that has touched each and every one of us – personally and from a business point of view. Many of our customers have been impacted by the various lock-downs of bars and restaurants, and I wanted to first take this opportunity to share my most heartfelt support to all of them. It’s during times of crisis that heroes and strong brands emerge. Because we, as humans, admire those who turn a challenge into an opportunity. What does this have to do with glass packaging design? Everything.

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Leverage the Power of Packaging and Neuroscience to Emotionally Connect with Consumers

May 25, 2021

Consumers are treading water in a cluttered sea of sameness. Choice after choice after choice is fighting for their attention. Connecting emotionally with them is now a necessity, and savvy brands know how to leverage the 12 fundamental human motives – such as “Defy,” “Seek,” or “Create” – to cement a relationship with buyers.

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O-I Announces Winner of O-I : Expressions Design Awards 2021 Competition

December 03, 2021

The winning design in the O-I : Expressions Design Awards 2021 has been announced. 

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Judges Announced for 2021 O-I : EXPRESSIONS DESIGN AWARDS

July 19, 2021

O-I has announced an internationally-renowned panel of judges for the 2021 O-I : EXPRESSIONS DESIGN AWARDS. 

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O-I Launches Contemporary Spirits Collection

May 12, 2021

O-I has launched a new Contemporary Collection of standard glass bottles, made in Scotland for European spirits customers. The range was designed specifically for brands looking for packaging that’s both premium and sustainable. 

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Nudge Theory Inspires Family-First Approach to Safety at O-I Jakarta

April 23, 2021

A newly-formed group at O-I Jakarta is using modern behavioral science principles to transform how employees approach safety on the plant floor.

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O-I Villotta is a Model of Energy-Efficient Glass Manufacturing

April 15, 2021

O-I Glass is reinventing the future of glass manufacturing through innovation. Our mission is to be the most sustainable producer of the most sustainable rigid packaging. O-I recently completed a series of multi-year investments at its plant in Villotta, Italy, transforming it into a world-class example of energy-efficient glass packaging manufacturing.

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O-I : EXPRESSIONS Announces 2021 Design Awards Contest

April 23, 2021

O-I : EXPRESSIONS is inviting the next generation of visual storytellers to submit their creations that combine elements of sustainability and premiumization, featuring a bottle from O-I’s upcoming EU Contemporary Spirits Collection, to the O-I : EXPRESSIONS Design Awards 2021 contest. 

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O-I : EXPRESSIONS Uses StealthCode Interactive Technology to Innovate On-Pack Messages

April 07, 2021

StealthCode is using interactive technology to disrupt how brands and consumers interact with messages on packaging, and they’re partnering with O-I : EXPRESSIONS to bring proof of concept to life.

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October 27, 2020

O-I : EXPRESSIONS has been named the winner of the 2020 Silver Nut, a prestigious packaging innovation award as part of the De Gouden Noot (The Golden Nut) contest. 

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O-I : EXPRESSIONS Virtual Event Inspires

October 23, 2020

Marketing and packaging thought leaders came together to share ideas on how brands are innovating and staying relevant at a special virtual event hosted by O-I : EXPRESSIONS.

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Happy holiday season!

December 05, 2019

The team at O-I wishes you joy, prosperity and health throughout 2020. Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.

Your O-I team

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Packaging Europe visited the home of O-I : EXPRESSIONS

December 03, 2019

Packaging Europe visited O-I's facility in Chazelles-sur-Lyon in France to find out more about O-I : EXPRESSIONS, the late-stage customisation service for glass, and some recent, innovative applications for the technology. 

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O-I helps IWSC celebrate 50 years with special bottle for special whisky

November 11, 2019

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) is to partner with O-I, the world’s leading glassmaker, to create a commemorative bottle to celebrate the competition’s 50th anniversary.

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Kombucha: From hipster beginnings to mainstream success in glass

November 10, 2019

Kombucha is a fermented cold tea beverage, which has developed a cult following of health enthusiasts across the world and dominates the Ready-to-Drink Tea market in the USA. Now, drinks manufacturers are looking at how its functional benefits can enhance sales across Europe.

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O-I was awarded the Czech “Package of the Year 2019”

November 08, 2019

Last week, the official award ceremony of the “Package of the Year 2019” was held in Prague, Czech Republic. The tradition of the one and only certified competition in the packaging industry in the Czech Republic and Slovakia goes way back to the 70s and we are very pleased that we won again!  This time, O-I dominated the "Beverages" category and scored with two glass bottles! The award went to our Republica and Myslivecká bottles!

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October 01, 2019

The themed “Summer in rosé” competition attracted design students and young graduates in France to participate in O-I’s first design competition – O-I : EXPRESSIONS Design Awards.

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O-I partners LuxePack Monaco to design sustainable awards

October 01, 2019

O-I has partnered with LuxePack Monaco to design the awards for the “LuxePack in Green” competition.

LuxePack Monaco is Europe’s premier creative packaging show for luxury brands. Today more than ever, sustainable development is at the heart of the expectations and challenges of consumers and luxury brands.

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Join O-I at Brau Beviale 2019

October 01, 2019

What story is your packaging telling?

The story of your beer, wine, soft drink or spirit is told, in part, long before the first sip. It is a tale told on a shelf through color, imagery, and shape. Just like people judge books by their covers, they judge your product by its package. What story is your packaging telling?

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Join O-I at Luxe Pack Monaco 2019

September 11, 2019

Join us at the most relevant trade show for luxurious and creative packaging in Europe.

Luxe Pack Monaco is a reference for any professional looking for the latest and the future's trends, packaging innovation and outstanding ideas. 

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Ever been thanked by a dolphin while checking out your groceries?

July 12, 2019

If not, there’s a first time for everything.

Ahead of World Oceans Day on 8 June, Friends of Glass built custom pop-up checkouts in selected supermarkets that triggered a message of thanks from on-screen dolphins. Whenever a glass-packaged item was scanned, unsuspecting shoppers across Europe found themselves face-to-face with a pod of dolphins who thanked them for choosing glass.  

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July 12, 2019

O-I : EXPRESSIONS was featured strongly at Brand Revolution LAB, the innovative printing creative show organized by Stratego Group under the patronage of DMA Italia. The appeal of O-I’s innovation was clear when three of the design agencies involved in the show chose to use O-I : EXPRESSIONS to create glass packaging of great impact for their customers.

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Among French rosé consumers, almost a third of the 18-34 year-olds choose a wine according to its packaging design

July 12, 2019

An exclusive study by O-I shows that design is asserting itself as one of the main drivers of the selection of a rosé wine in France. The shape of a bottle, the creativity it expresses, its elegance, its transparency, its color, and even its sensorial aspects are now clearly identified as a key driver of choice for consumers, and especially for women and millenials. 

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O-I : EXPRESSIONS receives Starpack Award

July 12, 2019

The Starpack Industry Awards have presented a gold award for engineering innovation to O-I : EXPRESSIONS, a new service which builds brand engagement, consumer satisfaction and loyalty as well as demonstrating premium value.

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O-I sponsors the 2019 LPGA Marathon in aid of children

July 12, 2019

This July marks 35 years that O-I sponsors the LPGA Marathon Classic. This Toledo, OH-based tournament is the largest sporting event in the area and attracts people of all ages to watch professional women golfers compete from around the world.  

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Introducing the new O-I.COM

July 12, 2019

We are very excited to announce that O-I’s new global website is now live!


Emotive and transformative: why brands are rapidly choosing glass

May 28, 2019

Glass has been used for centuries as a high-quality, robust packaging material, but it is becoming increasingly relevant in shaping how brands make memorable moments and establish an environmentally-friendly image.

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O-I to partner with Just’Rosé Festival in Sanary, France

April 09, 2019

O-I continues to focus on design to support the growth of the rosé wine market and enters into a partnership with the Just’Rosé Festival in France to elevate bottle design to the most compelling business case for producers and bottlers of rosé wine.


Premiumization and Storytelling could help Tequila further accelerate its growth

April 09, 2019

For many years the word “Tequila” was associated with shots and Margaritas. This perception is changing though and Tequila is now gaining consumers share of mind and preference as premium product. This due to the efforts Tequila brands have made to premiumize through differentiation in price points, types of liquid and variety of bottle designs.

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April 09, 2019

O-I has marked the latest Global Recycling Day (18 March 2019) by looking at its progress on glass recycling and outlining a fresh vision. 

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O-I : EXPRESSIONS delivers premium personalization for Wither Hills on-premise offering

April 09, 2019

Lion – New Zealand has deployed a personalized bottle on premises for its Wither Hills brand in collaboration with O-I that is redefining the way Lion views the delivery of wine to the table.

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Packaging Design – an asset when it comes to supporting the growth of the rosé wine market

April 09, 2019

Personalized packaging is a commonly used concept nowadays when it comes not only to helping brands stand out from the competition in a developed market but also to attracting and winning over the loyalty of consumers. Customization is no longer the sole province of luxury products: it is now possible to personalize many products, and the rosé wine market is a perfect example of a place where packaging solutions can play an important role in supporting market growth.

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Join O-I at CBC

March 25, 2019

The Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, Colorado is quickly approaching. The event programs promise to provide relevant and valuable information. Below is an overview of the 4 opportunities you will have to engage with O-I while at CBC.

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La “Cité du vin” in Bordeaux exhibits a spaceship developed by O-I and matali crasset

March 15, 2019

La “Cité du vin” in Bordeaux, the Mecca of wine culture and civilization, welcomes from March 15 to June 30, 2019 a spaceship imagined and developed in partnership by O-I and internationally recognized designer matali crasset.

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O-I will be present at ADI, The American Distilling Institute Spirits Conference and Expo 2019

March 11, 2019

We are just days away from one of the craft distilling industry’s biggest events! The American Distilling Institute Spirits Conference and Expo will be held March 18 - 21, 2019 at the Denver, Colorado Convention Center. At O-I, we look forward to these events as an opportunity to see some of the latest trends up close, collaborate with other suppliers in the industry, and, of course, meet with our customers.

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O-I : EXPRESSIONS wins “Technical Novelty” award at ENOMAQ 2019

February 27, 2019

O-I : EXPRESSIONS won the “Technical Novelty” award of the Technical Novelties Contest at the ENOMAQ trade show, Spain.

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O-I will be present at the American Craft Spirits Association Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show

February 10, 2019

The American Craft Spirits Association Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show will be held February 10 – 12, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At O-I, we look forward to these events as an opportunity to see some of the latest trends up close, collaborate with other suppliers in the industry, and, of course, meet with our customers.


Beer packaging: choosing the right bottle for your beer - Part I

February 07, 2019

After crafting your finest brew, it’s time to think about the packaging that will deliver your creation to consumers. Beer packaging is the three-dimensional representation of your brand ethos. To your end-user, your beer and its package are inseparable. The package is the beer, and the beer is the package.

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O-I’s CSR recognized by the association keep america beautiful

October 12, 2018

O-I received the Vision for America award, granted by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) non-profit organization, during their 65th anniversary gala, last October.


Beer packaging: choosing the right bottle for your beer - Part II

February 07, 2019

Packaging is at the intersection of numerous design choices that you must make. These decisions will impact the physical manifestation of your brand and will affect the total cost of goods.

Now we move on to consider how bottle shape and capacity work together with color and closure to ensure that your beer has the strongest shelf presence.


How does glass answer society’s need for a sustainable future?

February 07, 2019

Across the world, we have never been as aware as we are now of the impact of human activity on the environment. Whether we’re watching plastics strangling and poisoning our fish, dioxins released by burning waste in Africa, climate change aggravating floods in Bangladesh or wildfires in California, the environment is seldom off our television screens and news media.

As a result, food and drinks makers face concentrated pressure from consumers and governments alike to reduce the environmental impact of their products, especially the packaging. Glass provides a great solution to meet the needs of the circular economy to reduce waste and keep the environment healthy.

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O-I Design Services bring your brand story to life

February 07, 2019

Glass has been used for hundreds of years. So, when a brand thinks about innovative packaging for a brand new product, glass is not always top of mind: some design agencies in particular seem not to be fully aware of what glass can deliver in terms of design innovation. That is a perception O-I is keen change.


Making what matters: O-I publishes updated sustainability goals

December 13, 2018

At O-I, we know getting real results requires action. That’s why we’ve developed goals for our company, reflective of our commitment to social responsibility and sustainability. These goals focus on climate change, recycling, safety, leadership development and diversity and were defined using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as framework. 

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Beer packaging: choosing the right bottle for your beer

February 07, 2019

Among the most well-known proverbs is: “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” 

The meaning, of course, being that it’s the content that truly matters. And while there is much truth in those words, the rub is that people judge books by their covers all the time. That’s why cover art and design are such critical elements in sales. This is doubly true for packaging.

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O-I : EXPRESSIONS awarded ‘Most Promising Launch’ at Oscars De L’Emballage

November 27, 2018

O-I's new service has been named the most ‘Promising Launch’ by The Oscar De L’Emballage (Oscars of Packaging) Awards.

The award was presented at the Oscars De L’Emballage Awards ceremony at Elysées Biarritz, Paris on 26 November. The awards are organised by Infopro Digital, publishers of French packaging publication Emballages Magazine, and recognise packaging excellence.

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O-I : EXPRESSIONS wins a World Beverage Innovation Award

November 14, 2018

O-I received the “Best Bottle in Glass” award on 14 November at the World Beverage Innovation Awards ceremony held at Brau Beviale, the world’s most important capital goods exhibition for the beverage industry. The World Beverage Innovation Awards celebrates excellence and innovation of brands, products and suppliers across every category of the global beverage industry.


Friends of Glass and Surfrider raise a Glass for the Oceans

October 02, 2018

According to a survey carried out earlier this year with the Friends of Glass community, 78% of Europeans have noticed a change in their behavior since the release of BBC’s Blue Planet II. To raise awareness of the endless lives of glass, and help consumers make healthy, sustainable choices, the European glass industry association has teamed up with Surfrider, the Bottle Boys and more.


The art of brand building through packaging design

October 02, 2018

Packaging has long been a synthesis of form and function. As products on the shelves proliferate, brands need to differentiate more and more, and storytelling becomes critical. More than 70% of buying decisions are made in-store so packaging needs to tell that story at one glance. This article explains the variety of ways in which glass packaging design is influenced by factors outside the primary function of the pack.

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Unleash your creativity: turn your glass packaging into a canvas with NEW O-I : EXPRESSIONS

September 06, 2018

Did you know that 2 in 3 consumers are more likely to buy products developed for their lifestyle? Or that 1 in 4 will pay more for personalized products? Customization drives purchase. DISCOVER O-I : EXPRESSIONS, a new service that combines the integral benefits of glass with an agile, marketing-focused capability.

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O-I's Containers Achieve Cradle to Cradle Certification

February 15, 2018

Cradle to Cradle is one of the premier product sustainability certifications recognized globally and across industries.  Since health and sustainability are very important to us, O-I is proud to be the first Food and Beverage packaging company to achieve gold rating for Material Health on the Cradle to Cradle Product Scorecard.