The glass

Glass is basically made of three natural, inert and abundant ingredients on earth: sand, limestone and sodium carbonate. Man began making glass in 5000 BC, while the preservation of food in glass dates back to 1500 BC.

Once created, glass packaging is reusable and 100% recyclable. It is the ideal material for food preservation thanks to its neutrality and stability. Inert and unalterable, impermeable and non-reactive, glass resists attacks from atmospheric or chemical agents. These natural resistances make glass a healthy material, and an ideal answer to the packaging requirements of the food industry.

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Advantages of Glass Packaging

Unlike other packaging, glass is 100% recyclable, ad infinitum. A collected glass bottle becomes a bottle or other glass container again, without waste, without loss of material, while maintaining the same level of quality. In contact with food, glass is also healthier than plastic.

Around the world, we have never been more aware of the impact of human activity on the environment than we are today. From the plastics that strangle and poison our fish, to the dioxins released by the combustion of waste

. Glass is a leading solution to help the circular economy reduce waste production and take care of the planet.

Glass recycling in France

Glass recycling is an issue that France became interested in relatively early on, as the collection of container glass was initiated as early as 1974 in our country. In 2017, 85% of glass was recycled according to Ademe, and 100% of this process is done within the national territory! The recycling of glass is therefore a sector that works well! And for good reason, this material suffers from far less material mixing than plastic, which makes it much easier to sort, collect and process.

Recycling of glass/calcined glass

Cullet is crushed and cleaned glass used by glass factories to replace the raw material. The higher the proportion of cullet used, the lower the energy savings and CO2 emissions. The incorporation of cullet in the recycling process limits the amount of sand used.