Greener Glass Packaging – For the Consumers of Today

The steep rise in the demand for purer, greener and sustainable products, is becoming stronger than ever. In this context the manufacturers as well as suppliers of glass materials, that is widely installed in the process and manufacturing equipments, have become sensitive towards the need for the same in this industry as well. In the context of America, it is only glass materials that are considered safe against the use of chemicals associated with alternative packaging materials. Researches in the process and manufacturing equipments industry have been going on to produce glass containers that are stronger and lighter than ever before. This initiative is being implemented to increase the amount of quality that is collected for making new glass containers at manufacturing plants.

After rigorous experimentation, the researchers have been successful in manufacturing 100% recyclable glass containers. Labeling them as a sustainable product, these glass containers will suffice the consumers demand for greener process equipments and manufacturing devices. Glass which prides itself with having a legacy of 400 years will witness a great rise in the year 2009. It is being estimated that the green revolution which has enveloped almost every market is sure to earn the glass materials industry its due importance.

The advantages of recycling, environmental and health benefits of choosing glass containers above anything else is surely going to help the glass industry to go green further. A survey conducted by Opinion Research for GPI (Glass Packaging Institute) claims to have found a majority of Americans (54%) who believe packaging materials that cannot be recycled an unlimited number of times are not actually recyclable. Thus, glass became the unanimous choice for process and manufacturing equipments for socially responsible manufacturers and their customers.

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) of America, it was found that 28.1% of all glass containers were recycled, in the year 2007. As far as the glass beer and soft drink bottles are concerned, the rise here was 34.5%, up from 30.7% in 2006. There has also been a significant rise in the recycling of glass and other containers in public spaces and at public events.

Researchers are of the opine that the rise in demand for reusable glass containers will ensure reduced energy costs which will further act instrumental in meeting enhanced regulatory standards for air emissions at glass manufacturing plants. This is a welcoming initiative in any sense and the efforts of GPI in coaxing the people to recycle more glass containers is very effective. This will not only help the manufacturers of glass materials to put a control on unnecessary waste of energy but will also satisfy the conscious citizens of saving the environment to a certain extent.


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