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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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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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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.

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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.